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CONTENTS. 

A Glance at the Political Situation . Gail Laughlin, '94 . 


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Fbom the Second Balcony 
A Commonplace Happening 




Jeannette H. Marks 

Pauline Pitcher 

M. E. C, '88 . 

Marjorie Evelyn Waxham 

Marjorie Evelyn Waxham 

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idol id- -©ctober, 1896- -mo. i 



Entered In the Post Office at Wellesley, Mass., as second-class matter. 




"The added pleasure of riding a 
Columbia is worth every dollar 
of the $ 100 a Columbia costs/' 

The supremacy of Columbias is ad- 
mitted. They are Standard of the 
World. If you are able to pay H00 
for a bicycle, why buy any other? 



Full information about Columbias and the 
different Models for men and women — and 
for children, too — is contained in the hand- 
somest art book of the year. Free from any 
of our Branch Houses and Agencies or by 
mail for two 2-cent stamps. 

POPE MFG. CO., Hartford, Conn. 



Branch Stores and Agencies in every city and 
town. If Columbias are not properly represented 
in your vicinity, let us know. 




All Columbia Bicycles tre fitted with 
HARTFORD SINGLE-TUBE TIRES 

UNLE88 DUNLOP TIRES ARE ASKED FOR. 

WE KNOW NO TIRES SO GOOD AS HARTFORDS. 



The Wellesley Magazine. 



Vol. V. WELLESLEY, OCTOBER 24, 1896. No. 1. 

EDITOR IN CHIEF. 
GRACE M. DENNISON. 

ASSOCIATE EDITOR. MANAGING EDITORS. 

MARY HASKELL. ROBERTA H. MONTGOMERY. 

EDITH MAY. 
LITERARY EDITORS. 

MABEL R. EDDY. HELEN KELSEY. 

MARGARET Y. HENRY. FLORENCE M. PAINTER. 

LOUISE R. LOOMIS. EMILY S. JOHNSON. 

The Welleslev Magazine is published monthly, from October to June, by a board of editors 
chosen from the Senior Class. 

All literary contributions may be sent to Miss G.M. Dennison, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass. 

All items of college interest, and communications to be inserted in the department of Free Press, 
will be received by Miss Mary Haskell, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass. 

All alumnae news should be sent to Miss Helen Kelsey, Wellesley, Mass. 

Advertising business is conducted by Miss Edith May, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass. 

Subscriptions to the Magazine and other business communications should in all cases be sent to 
Miss Roberta H. Montgomery, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass. 

Terms, $1.75 per year; single copies, 25 cents. Payment should be made by money order. 



A GLANCE AT THE POLITICAL SITUATION. 

It is agreed by members of all the political parties, and by people in 
general, that the presidential campaign of 1896 is the most important since 
the Civil War. It is a campaign in which the issues are clear and distinct ; 
the policies of the respective parties definite and unmistakable. There will 
be no attempt in this article to give anything but a bare outline of the issues 
at stake, and no attempt to discuss any party policies but those of the Demo- 
cratic and Republican parties, except in the case where some other party 
has indorsed the policy of one of the two great parties. 

The question most discussed, and the one considered by perhaps the 
majority of the people as the most important issue of the campaign, is the 
money question. The Republican party in its platform, adopted at St. 
Louis in June, declared itself in favor of the " existing gold standard," and 
opposed to the free coinage of silver, except by international agreement. 
As the platform suggests, the monetary standard of the United States is 
gold. Gold is also the standard of every other great nation to-day. An 
important distinction must be made between standard and currency. Our 



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currency consists of gold, silver, paper, copper, nickel, hut our standard is 
gold; i. e., we take gold as tlie basis for measuring the value of all other 
commodities, and, furthermore, the United States Government stands ready 
to make all other money issued by it as good as gold. This is the policy 
which the Republican party would continue, unless all the great nations of 
the world should agree to adopt a double standard. 

The Democratic party, in its platform adopted at Chicago in July, de- 
clared in favor of the free and unlimited coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 
to 1. The Populist party, the National Silver party, and one branch of 
the Prohibitionist party, have also declared in favor of the free coinage of 
silver. The meaning of the free coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1 is, 
that under such a policy anyone could bring silver bullion to the mint and 
have it coined free of charge, as is the case with gold now ; and, furthermore, 
that the Government should consider sixteen ounces of silver equal in value 
to one ounce of gold, and should coin the silver in accordance with that ratio. 

Sixteen to one was the last ratio between gold and silver fixed by the 
Government. The first ratio fixed was 15 to 1, then it was changed to 15J 
to 1, and finally to 16 to 1 ; the change in each case being made because of 
a change in the market value of silver. It was the purpose of the Govern- 
ment to have the legal ratio as nearly as possible the same as the market 
ratio ; and when the ratio of 16 to 1 was fixed, that was the market ratio of 
the two metals. To-day, one ounce of gold is equal in value to about thirty- 
one ounces of silver in open market ; or in other words, the present market 
ratio is 31 to 1. The advocates of free coinage of silver, however, demand 
that the ratio of 16 to 1 be adopted, claiming that that is the normal, right- 
ful ratio ; and that the price of silver has been forced down by the adoption 
of the gold standard. 

They contend, further, that the scarcity of gold has enhanced the value 
of the dollar, and has thus caused the prices of all commodities to fall, as 
expressed in terms of money. They believe that the enhancement in the 
value of the dollar has been unjust to the debtor class ; that it compels them 
to pay more in settlement of a debt than was represented by the debt at the 
time of its contraction. They hold that the fall in prices has worked harm 
to the producer, because it has decreased the value of his products. They 
argue that the free coinage of silver would make money plenty, and would 



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therefore make it easier for the debtor to pay his debts, and would enable 
the producer to get better prices for his products. 

The opponents of the free coinage of silver say, in answer to these argu- 
ments, that the value of a thing is determined by its market price ; that 
prices cannot be fixed by legislation ; that it would be no more absurd for 
the United States to say that the price of a bushel of corn shall be $1.00 
when the market price is 50 cents, than to say that the value of an ounce of 
silver shall be $1.29, when the market price is 67 or 68 cents per ounce. 

They say that the fall in prices is not due to scarcity of gold or of 
money in general; that the amount of money per capita is greater than at 
the time of the adoption of the gold standard ; that the fall in the price of 
silver is due to the great increase in the supply, the fall in the prices of 
manufactured products to the use of improved machinery, and the fall in 
the great agricultural staples to the opening up of wheat and cotton fields 
in other countries. They point to the fact that wages have not fallen but 
have risen, as proof that the fall in the prices of commodities is due to par- 
ticular causes, and not to scarcity of money. They hold, therefore, that 
the value of the dollar has not been enhanced, and that no injustice 
has been done the debtor ; that since the fall in prices has been due to nat- 
ural causes, the gold standard has not been the cause of harm to the pro- 
ducer ; furthermore, that a rise in prices in general will not be of advantage 
to anyone, for although a man will get more for the products which he sells, 
he will also have to pay more for the products which he buys. 

The opponents of free coinage of silver contend, moreover, that wages 
would not advance as rapidly as prices ; that the merchant would immedi- 
ately advance the prices of his goods, but that the employer would not so 
quickly advance the wages of his employees ; that history proves that wages 
have never advanced as rapidly as prices have advanced, and that, therefore, 
by the free coinage of silver, a great injury would be inflicted on all wage 
earners and on all people employed at a fixed salary. They argue, too, 
that the holders of all fixed obligations would suffer, because, although they 
would receive the same number of dollars, yet those dollars would be of less 
purchasing power than the ones which the obligation represents ; that to 
this class belong all who have deposits in savings banks, those who receive 
pensions, and all creditors. 



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In reply to the arguments of the gold people, setting forth the evils of 
cheap money, the silver people say that the adoption of free coinage of sil- 
ver hy the United States, at the ratio of 16 to 1, and its agreement to coin 
all silver brought to its mints at that ratio, would raise the market price 
of silver so that 10 to 1 would be the market ratio of the two metals as well 
as the coinage ratio; and that, in consequence, the value of the silver in a 
silver dollar would be 100 cents, instead of 53 cents, as it is now, and that, 
therefore, the dollar would have as great purchasing power as it has now, 
and so the value of wages and of savings bank deposits would not he lessened. 

The gold people immediately point out that if this last contention of the 
silver people is true, the former claim, that the value of the dollar has been 
enhanced by the gold standard, cannot stand. But they contend that it 
is not true ; that the United States cannot absorb all the silver in the world, 
and so cannot raise the price by offering a market for the world's silver at 
$1.29 per ounce. They point to our experience under the Sherman Act, 
when, although we bought 2,250 tons of silver per year for three years, 
yet the price of silver steadily fell. They call attention, too, to the fact 
that, under free coinage, the United States would not be responsible to make 
the silver dollar as good as gold, but that it would simply stamp the silver 
as a dollar, and send it out to fight its own battle with gold. They claim 
that the result would be a depreciated dollar, and cite as a warning the ex- 
perience of Mexico, where, under free coinage of silver, the silver dollar has 
decreased in value as silver has decreased in price. They say that a depre- 
ciated dollar is a dishonest dollar, because if used to pay debts contracted 
in the past, when the dollar was worth more, the real amount of the debt 
will not be paid ; that in fact a portion of it will, to all practical intent, be 
repudiated. They say, too, that under free coinage of silver the dollar 
would be an UQcertain dollar, because its value would depend on the market 
price of silver, and the market price of silver varies from day to day ; that, 
therefore, all confidence would be destroyed and industry paralyzed. 

The opponents of free coinage go further. They claim that under the 
free coinage of silver the United States would be obliged to pay its obligations 
in a depreciated dollar, and would thereby repudiate a part of its lawful 
indebtedness ; that the result would be to shatter the national credit and 
blacken the national honor. 



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But there is another question which stands beside the silver question 
and disputes with it the claim to first importance, and that is the tariff ques- 
tion. The tariff question is considered by a majority of the Republican 
party, at least, as of more importance than the silver question ; not because 
it entails consequences of such momentous immediate importance as does 
the silver question, but because they consider that our present tariff policy 
is the cause of the present distress and business depression — the hard times ; 
the cause of the conditions which have given rise to the demand for the free 
coinage of silver. They believe that if the tariff were remodeled on protective 
tariff lines, prosperity would return and the demand for free coinage of silver 
disappear. This has been the position taken again and again by Republican 
leaders. This is the ground taken by Major McKinley in his letter of 
acceptance. 

The Republican party is pledged by all its history and by every plat- 
form ever adopted, as well as by the platform adopted last June, to a 
protective tariff. A protective tariff' is a duty levied on all articles of foreign 
production such as are or may be produced in this country, sufficient to 
measure the difference in cost of production in this country and in foreign 
countries. As a corollary to this is the principle that all articles which 
cannot be produced in this country, except luxuries, should be admitted 
free. These two statements sum up the policy of the Republican party. 

The Democratic party, in its platform adopted in July, declared for a 
tariff for revenue only; i. e., the Democratic party believes in levying cus- 
toms duties only for the sake of revenue, and not to afford protection to any 
industry. A revenue tariff is a duty levied for the sake of revenue on arti- 
cles of foreign production. A tariff for revenue only, should properly, in 
order to avoid containing any of the elements of a protective tariff", be levied 
on articles of foreign production which cannot be produced in this country. 
The advocates of a revenue tariff* claim that any duty on imports is a tax, 
and that, therefore, a protective tariff* is a tax, and enhances the price of the 
product on which it is levied to the consumer, even as does the revenue 
tariff*; but that in contradistinction to a revenue tariff, it not only enhances 
the price of the foreign product, but enables the American producer to add 
the amount of the tariff to the American product ; that this additional price 
on the American product is a direct bonus to the American producer paid 



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by the consumer; that if it is true, as claimed by protectionists, that certain 
articles cannot be produced as cheaply in this country as in foreign coun- 
tries, we should either find means by which to produce them as cheaply or 
give up the business ; that we should buy where we can buy the cheapest. 

Protectionists claim that the cost of production of many articles is 
greater in this country than in foreign countries, the greater cost being due 
almost wholly, if not wholly, to the higher wages paid here; that if the 
foreign products were admitted free, the foreign producer could and would 
undersell the American producer, and force him out of business or compel 
him to reduce wages ; that our markets would be flooded with foreign 
goods, our industries be at a standstill, and our people out of work. They 
claim that the tarifl' is not always a tax on the consumer, but is sometimes 
paid by the foreign producer as the price of our market ; that in cases where 
the tarifl' does enhance the price of the foreign product, and thereby permit 
the American producer to sell his product for the same price, it is not a 
bonus to the American producer, because it measures onby the difference in 
cost of production ; represents the difference between American and foreign 
wages, and is necessary to enable the American producer to continue in busi- 
ness. They hold that to " buy where you can buy the cheapest" is not a 
safe rule to follow if it means buying the products of cheap foreign labor, 
and so tending to cheapen American labor. They hold that the year 1891 
and that part of 1892 previous to the presidential election of that year was 
the most prosperous time in our history ; and point to the fact that the pro- 
tective tariff law, known as the McKinley bill, was in force at that time. 
They contend that business depression was due first to apprehension of the 
reversal of the protective tariff policy, and afterward to the actual reversal 
of it. 

The different views as to the relative importance of the silver question 
and the tariff question has given rise to considerable shifting of party 
allegiance. There are those who believe in both the free coinage of silver 
and in a protective tariff. As a matter of course these are members of the 
Republican party, since in the past the tariff has been the dividing line 
between the parties. Some of them believe the silver question to be the more 
important, and have therefore decided to support the Democratic nominees. 
Such a one is Senator Teller, of Colorado. Others believe the tariff to be 



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more important, and will therefore support the Republican ticket. Such a 
one is Senator Carter, of Montana. On the other hand, there are those who 
do not believe in either free coinage of silver or in a protective tariff*, and so 
must decide between the two evils. To this class belong the bolting 
Democrats. They believe the silver question to be more important, and will 
assist in the election of Major McKinley, some by direct vote, others by 
voting for the independent ticket nominated by them. 

The situation as a whole is peculiar. Each party is pledged to an 
aggressive policy of its own, and each is opposed strenuously to the aggres- 
sive policy of the other. The Democratic party, if it should gain full control 
of the Government, would immediately pass a law permitting the free coinage 
of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1 ; if the Republican party should be successful, 
its "first duty," to quote Major McKinley, would be "the re-enactment of a 
tariff law which will raise all the money necessary to conduct the Government 
economically and honestly administered, and so adjusted as to give prefer- 
ence to home manufactures and adequate protection to home labor and the 
home market." 

The Democratic party under the leadership of Mr. Bryan advocates, as 
the cure for " hard times," the opening of our mints for the free and unlimited 
coinage of silver, on the ground that there is scarcity of money ; that with 
scarcity of money factories cannot open or labor be employed, because there 
is not sufficient money to pay wages or buy goods. The Republican party, 
under the leadership of Major McKinley, advocates, as a cure for "hard 
times," a protective tariff, on the ground that it would give us "open mills 
for the free and unrestricted employment of American labor"; that labor is 
the creator of wealth, and money only the measuring power; that it would be 
no more absurd to try to start a woolen mill by manufacturing yardsticks with 
which to measure the cloth, than it would be to try to create employment for 
labor by increasing the volume of that by which the value of labor is 
measured ; that there is sufficient money in the country for all business needs, 
but not enough work for the people. 

But there are other issues at stake besides the questions of our financial 
policy and our tariff policy, two of which, at least, are of great importance. 
The Democratic party, in declaring in favor of an income tax, referred in its 
platform to the fact that the Supreme Court of the United States had declared 



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the income tax law unconstitutional, and criticised the action of the Court in 
such a way that many people have taken it to mean that the party, if success- 
ful, would remodel the Supreme Court for the purpose of having an income 
tax law declared constitutional. A great many people have made this a 
reason for opposing the Democratic party, believing that this is a more 
important question than either the silver question or the tariff question, be- 
cause they see in it a menace to the stability of our Government. 

The Democratic party declared that the Federal Government has no right 
to send troops into any State to quell disorder ; that such power belongs to 
the State authorities alone. Many people oppose the Democratic party on 
this issue, because they believe such a policy would be a menace to law and 
order. 

There is one other question touched upon, though it is by no means an 
issue in this campaign, that is of especial interest to women. The Republican 
party declared in its platform that it is "not unmindful of the interests of 
women" ; that it favors the enlargement and extension of their opportunities ; 
that the Republican policy of protection tends to secure equal pay for equal 
work ; and that the party heartily welcomes and invites the co-operation of 
women. This plank is somewhat meaningless, but the suggestion of "equal 
pay for equal work " is certainly a step in advance, and the fact that special 
mention is made of the interests of women and their co-operation invited is of 
great importance ; is a landmark ; is a sign of the times. The fact, too, that 
numerous delegations of women, both alone and in company with delegations 
of men, have visited the Republican candidate is also suggestive. 

No article of this nature would be complete without a few words about 
the character of the candidates. The country is fortunate, indeed, in having 
for the leaders of the two parties men of blameless reputation. Both Mr. 
Bryan and Mr. McKinley are men of spotless private character, and of blame- 
less public life. I said the country was fortunate, but it is no more fortunate 
than it ought to be. The people of this country ought to demand that the 
characters of the men nominated for the presidency of the United States 
should be without spot or blemish. Let us hope that this is the beginning of 
better days when, in politics, principles of morality will be considered as well 
as questions of economics. 

Gail Laughlin, '94. 



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OLD ADAMS. 

The hotel office was the gathering place of the choice spirits of Cater- 
ets. Of the assembly which there weighed the affairs of the nation, more 
particularly the affairs of Kentucky, and most particularly the affairs of 
Caterets, the most unwavering light was Wilson Adams, known as " Old 
Adams." Other men occasionally spent a few hours at home with their 
families, but Old Adams had no family. All his days, and most of his nights, 
he spent in the office. The children of Caterets would have felt a sense of 
strangeness and loss if, in their fearful peepings into the gathering place of wit 
and wisdom, they had missed his rubicund, kindly face. Their elders who 
lounged there would also have felt aggrieved, for the socially disposed, eccen- 
tric old gentleman was the butt for such jests as the town could invent. 

In appearance he had not changed within the memory of the oldest 
inhabitant. His fat, ruddy face was equally round and equally red from 
year to year, his hair grew no grayer, his short, sharp-pointed gray side 
whiskers changed not a whit, and his watery little eyes twinkled with un- 
failing shrewdness. Winter and summer his tall, stooping figure flapped 
about in a black alpaca coat, long and baggy, which wrapped inconven- 
iently about his rusty boots, and year after year frayed itself into a deeper 
fringe about the bottom. At a distance his head took the shape of a 
miniature haystack. This illusion was due to the small, colorless felt hat 
which he habitually wore, with its brim rolled up in front and hanging 
down about his ears and the back of his neck. People were born, lived, 
married, and died in Caterets, but Old Adams's coat and hat wore on forever. 

His garb would never have commended him to one inclined to be minc- 
ing or finical. He was more kindly than cleanly. It was no uncommon 
sight to see Old Adams and some urchin of the town sitting on the stone 
wall in front of the hotel, both eating peanuts, both happy, and both dirty. 
Usually the shirt bosom and the round old face were much dirtier than the 
pinafore and the round young face. 

If he had been taxed with the shortcomings of his appearance, he 
would probably have answered that he had no wife or children to take care 
of him. His reasons for remaining a bachelor were best known to himself. 
Certainly they were not founded on any disapproval of marriage. No woo- 
ing was begun in Caterets which he did not keep well in sight through to 



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the wedding with fatherly interest. He had his opinions as to who were 
the prettiest girls in town ; he also knew certain signs by which he could 
infallibly point out who of these were engaged, and what school miss would 
next blossom out into a " young lady." He gave opinions and advice to 
young lovers just as he gave them peanuts and peppermints when they were 
still playing together in frocks. To the children he was a veritable patron 
saint. His pockets were always full of " nickels" ; he was always ready to 
tell tales, or Imy candy ; above all, he was always so attractively dirty. 

Stout and cheerful as he seemed, he was, nevertheless, subject to a 
mystei-ious disease. Nobody knew its nature, and nobody ventured to 
predict its symptoms. At one time he could not sleep unless his head and 
shoulders were propped up ; at another it was his feet which must be ele- 
vated. Every night for a year a bucket of cold water was placed by his 
bed, that he might give his head beneficial dips. On one occasion he kept 
his bed for two weeks, giving out that his legs were paratyzed. While he 
was lying in this pitiably helpless condition an alarm of fire was given. 
Somebody under his window shouted that it was the hotel, and when the 
other occupants of the house reached the pavement they saw Old Adams 
rapidly disappearing in the direction of the engine house. So far as mor- 
tal eye could see there were but two results of his complex malady ; first, 
that he must have in the office. a wooden bench on which he could lie down 
at any time of the day or night, and, second, that a pitcher of cold butter- 
milk must always be ready for his use. 

Whatever his disease may have been, it never affected his digestion 
or his desire to make wills. The waiters used to bet on the number of 
biscuits he would eat for supper, and small boys watched with envy the 
quantities of jam with which he smoothed down his bread. As to his wills, 
he usually made a new one whenever a new symptom developed. Caterets 
told with great relish the story of Old Adams's distant cousin, who heard that 
he had made his last will in her favor. She sent him a half-gallon bottle of 
chicken salad, and the old man ate it all in one night. The result was a 
new symptom and a new will, in which the cousin was not mentioned. 
There was something very pathetic in the laborious care Old Adams spent 
upon the bequeathing of his little all. He had no one near and dear to 
him, and he sought with touching eagerness to give where his gifts would 



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keep alive his memory, and tinge it with regret for a little while after he 
had left forever the old haunts at Catarets. 

One day the unexpected happened at Caterets. Old Adams died. 
Died just after he had destroyed his last will, and before he had made a 
new one. Distant relatives came in and squabbled over his money. Cat- 
erets paid no heed to them, but let them squabble. Children came and sat 
down on the stone wall in front of the hotel and smudged their chubby faces 
with tears of lonesomeness ; } 7 oung lovers clasped hands a little tighter and 
looked a little longer into each other's eyes ; older men and women drew 
lines of weariness about their lips and sighed. The gentlest, kindliest soul 
in Caterets had gone before. 

FROM THE SECOND BALCONY. 
Far away we could hear the wedding chorus and the glad, solemn 
notes of the organ accompaniment. Louder and nearer came the sweet boy 
voices, and the curtain rose on the church scene. The high altar, with its 
statues and rich crimson draperies, was glowing with the blaze of candles. 
The great brass gates were partly open. The light from the altar brought 
out all their delicate, fantastic traceries. The rest of the Gothic church lay 
in shadow. The chorus stops, — the organ goes on in low, triumphant 
strains. Then come the six tiny acolytes in their red stoles, who ascend 
the steps and stand three on each side, then the white-bearded friar, who 
goes up and kneels at the altar. Through the brass gates they still pour 
in, — retainers and friends of the lady's family, — then the bridegroom and 
his friends. The music rises louder in welcome, and slowly up the main 
aisle comes the bridal procession ; first the dainty bridesmaids, then the 
stately maid of honor, then the slender veiled lady with her father, the 
proud old father, in his robes of office. The marriage music dies away in a 
low breath. All is quiet an instant. We shiver a little, thinking of the 
tragedy to follow. M. Y. H. 

A COMMONPLACE HAPPENING. 

No, he did not have "honest blue eyes," a "snub nose," and those 
inveterate " freckles " everyone adds to grace the interesting and youthful 
hero of the romance. Neither was he a wicked, sinister product of the 



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slums, with a drunken father and mother, evil ways, dirty clothes, and a 
born thief into the bargain. Perhaps if I should tell you that he was stu- 
pidly commonplace, and what the boys call " dead slow," you would under- 
stand him as well as anyone has ever understood him. 

As I remember him first, he had a peculiarly characteristic expression 
of nothingness on his face. He was shuffling past a brilliantly lighted drug 
store, and his poor, stupid big eyes unclouded a bit as he gazed at the gum- 
drops and lozenges in the window. His desire for them was so great that he 
gave the newspapers under his arm a sympathetic hug. Those newspapers 
were the only things he had ever had his arms about in his life. Even the 
dogs, when they took in his ugly, big head and 00113% clumsy hands, refused 
to be petted, and sneaked away from him. Maybe if dogs looked at men's 
eyes, they would have given him a little more of their friendship out of 
sheer pity. In fact, the only thing that was not commonplace about him 
was that he had never been loved even by a dog. 

Imagine that he had not considered love as an important factor of life. 
At this moment he seemed to be thinking rather about the cold more than 
anything else. As the trolley cars flashed by, their brilliant glare showed 
his face pinched and white with the chill and hunger. I hardly think that 
he pitied himself, but was thinking of the substantial noon-day meal he had 
made in Pie Alley. There was one heavy, greasy sandwich for two cents, 
and a cup of coffee for three cents, made out of berries that do not grow on 
coffee plants. Even the aroma might have made you and me sick : not so 
with him ; it was warm, and filled up. And the sandwich — well, if you have 
ever been twelve hours without a square meal, you will know what it meant 
to one whose fourteen years had been eked out on the smallest rations of 
dirty food. 

If he could only sell five papers, that meant a comfortable feeling under 
his jacket, and if he did not he would do as he often did, — go without his 
supper. He saw the smarter boys go darting here and there selling papers, 
now under the very tender of a trolley car, and sometimes up on its platform. 
He was too clumsy to do that, and, anyway, he had once broken his ankle 
jumping off; now it was so stiff that at the best he could only shuffle. So 
he started across the street to get a customer, and was just crossing the 
track when there was a thud and the curses of the motor man. What there 



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was left of the boy lay on the crossing and the track. I suppose that you 
will agree with me when I say that this also was commonplace. 

Fourteen years he had existed, carrying about with him contentedly, 
and with a heroism worthy of Mrs. Ewing's little hero, a muddled brain 
and an empty stomach, for neither of which he seemed to be responsible. 
Maybe if commonplace fellows go to heaven, he is having his reward. 

JE ANNETTE H. MARKS. 



DEAR THOUGHTS. 

The schoolroom was stifling hot one afternoon toward the end of June. 
Dutifully the teacher was pumping a geography lesson out of his class, and 
trying, at the same time, to keep order in the room among his restless 
pupils. One after another looked out of the window at the sunshine and 
green grass, only to return to lessons with a sigh and a yawn. The front 
seat of the first aisle belonged to Mary Atley, a girl about thirteen years of 
age, with pretty hair and an interesting, bright face. One seat behind her 
in the next aisle sat Art Luce, an overbearing fellow, whom the other boys 
regarded with fear. Mary fidgeted and twisted ; she sat sideways ; she sat 
upright; she sat on one foot, — there was no comfortable position. Soon her 
cheeks burned, and she felt nervous ; and this she knew to be a sure sign of 
being talked about or of being stared at. Slowly turning to find the offender, 
her eyes rested on Art Luce. " What are you looking at?" she demanded. 
" A very ugly face," he replied. Mary silently turned back, sat up straight, 
put her elbows on the desk, as if to study diligently. Her head throbbed, 
and the words played hide and seek all over the pages of her book. 
"Order," commanded the teacher from the desk. "Arms behind you! 
Up straight!" He tapped the bell as he said, "First division, rise; walk 
out ! Second division ! Third ! Fourth ! Fifth ! " 

"A very ugly face," Mary repeated to herself, as she walked home 
from school. "Mamma never told me I was ugly; nor papa; nor my 
brothers; nor Aunt Ruth. Is that why I am so lonesome sometimes? why 
the girls never put their arms around me ? why no one ever asks me first to 
play with her?" On reaching home she quietly walked into the sitting 



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room, put her books on the table, and hurried upstairs, saying to her 
brother as she passed, in answer to his urgent request to climb trees, ' ' I 
don't feel hungry for cherries this afternoon, Robert." She reached her 
room at last, and locked herself in. After a glance into the corners and a 
search under the bed, she carefully pulled down the curtains. Crossing to 
the bureau she took up a hand glass. "I shall see, I shall see," she mur- 
mured. Seating herself on the floor, she tremulously raised the glass to a 
level with her face. " My nose is turned up. Mamma always said she was 
sorry that I had her nose, and she wondered why the worst features should 
be repeated ; but I didn't understand. My complexion would be good but 
for those freckles. My hair is such a disagreeable length, — too long to hang 
loose and too short to braid ; it must be tied back with this ribbon. Conse- 
quently, after sticking out straight for an inch or two, it makes a most 
ungraceful droop downward. Yes, I am ugly; I can see it now. I under- 
stand it all — the lonesomeness and " 

An hour or so later the form on the floor stirred. Mary rubbed her 
arm to wake it up. She got up and tried to wash away the stain of tears 
from her face, and the pattern the carpet had made on her cheek. 

A tired, flushed little figure presented itself at the supper table that 
evening. 

"Mary, you have been crying," announced her father, from his com- 
manding post at the head of the table. The silence was broken only by the 
sound of Mary's feet scraping the carpet. 

" What have you been crying for? Were you naughty at school?" 

"No, sir," she trembled out. 

"What, then?" 

" Nothing, only I broke mamma's hand glass." 

"Never mind, dear," mamma said, in her sweet, pacifying voice. 

"That child is going to have typhoid fever," announced grandma, in 
her fond anxiety. "She hasn't looked well for some time. Lottie," she 
continued, addressing her remarks to the mother, " you ought to give her a 
good dose of catnip tea and put her to bed." 

" Yes," said mamma some time later, as if in answer to grandma's sug- 
gestion ; " you had better go to bed. Come ; I'll read you to sleep. What 
shall it be ? " 



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"Read the stories from Homer. Read about Patroclus and Achilles, 
who were such friends, you know, and about the Danaides, who lived for- 
ever a useless life. 

While the mother's voice rose and fell in sweet accents over the Iliad, 
Mary's little brain was active. " Yes, I see it all," she thought. "I am 
ugly. I must never thrust myself upon people now ; I must be independ- 
ent, — though I could enjoy a friend so. I wish I were a prin . O, I see ! 

I will get up, study, recite, walk, mind mamma, and read during the day. 
But at night I will entertain myself. I will think myself to sleep ; I will 
think about what I wish for, and think and be happy." The voice went on 
reading — 

But Mary was "thinking." " I wish I were a princess, tall and beau- 
tiful, with golden hair. I really like brown best, but all the women who 
are considered most beautiful had golden hair. So I may as well. Helen 
of Troy had it ; Cleopatra had it ; Semiramis and Zenobia, and all my 
adorations. Well, I'll be tall and beautiful, with golden hair. I shall have 
long, slender fingers, like Mary, Queen of Scots, and occasionally I'll rub 
them through my golden hair, as she did in ' the Abbot,' when she was sign- 
ing her abdication papers. My gowns will be ravishingly beautiful, with 
long trains. Gayly dressed, gloved boys shall carry my train, if I want 
them to, for I'd rather feel it drag. In all the land no princess will smile 
so graciously as I, nor be so happy. I shall become personally acquainted 
with many of my subjects ; of course I couldn't know all, for they shall be 
as numerous as flies in the summer time. All shall adore me. Sometimes 

I shall even dress as a beggar, and " Sleep overtook the thinker. Her 

eyes closed. The mother shut the book, pulled up the coverlet, and tucked 
it in snugly. "Poor child, she's all tired out," she said, as she bent over 
and kissed her. 

"Lottie, you see it's just as I told you. That child needed a good 
dose of catnip tea," said grandma the next morning at the breakfast table, 
ignorant of the fact that the tea had never been administered. 

"Yes," Lottie said, with a little doubtful smile. But Mary walked 
round the table, and standing in front of grandma, kissed one of her withered 
cheeks and patted the other with her hand, while she said, " Grandma, 
your remedies are always just right." And dear old grandma was happy 



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all that day. She even hummed snatches of song she thought she hud for- 
gotten years ago in the turmoil of her married life. 

"It was lots of fun last night. One may be happy by one's self," 
Mary said that evening, as she hopped into bed with the chickens, "to think 
longer." "Let me see, where was I? O, yes. Sometimes I would even 
dress as a beggar and " 

Night after night in this way Mary took up the broken thread of her 
thinking. Pauline Pitcher. 

THEMES. 

THE "SETTLEMENT IDEA." 

We were walking rapidly down the street, discussing the " Settlement 
Idea." 

" It is the nearest approach the world has yet made to realized Chris- 
tianity," I said. 

"I do not know," my friend answered. "I believe those women 
would do better to stay among the people who love and appreciate them. 
It is such a frightful waste of themselves to go so far out of their way to do 
what " A feeble gleam of metal from the sidewalk. 

"It is a child's little tin spoon," my friend said. And she picked it 
from the dust, went up the long plank walk and laid it on the doorstep of 
the cottage. 

' ' She is sure to find it there ; and we really did not need to make that train." 

THE CHORISTER'S BROTHER. 

His face is handsome, but wanting in character. His smile is pleasant, 
but pointless. His manner lacks polish, his speech lacks directness, his 
walk lacks energy. 

He has no visible business. His friends say he is " unfortunate"; his 
mother says he has "no business talent"; Aunt Ophelia would call him 
" shiftless." 

I saw him last Sunday leaning against the door of the Bible-class room. 
He is said to be useful in drawing people into the class ; but I noticed that 
he was not exerting himself. 

The chorister brushed past me in the hall. 



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"Please," I said, detaining him, "where did you find the exquisite 
prayer response the choir sang this morning ? " 

" O, that," he said, glancing toward the door, " that is some of my 
brother's work." 

There is a spot which I can never see without a pleasant flutter of 
memories. It stands for happy moments of my childhood, when I had my 
first glimpse of some of the best delights of life. It tells me that if sorrow 
must come with years, a deeper power of enjoyment comes also. It reminds 
me of refreshing bits of chat with friends, and brings back a sense of fellow- 
ship made perfect by the enjoyment of music. It recalls some " deathless 
hours," when the great Spirit of Art, palpably present, closed brooding 
wings about me, and shut out the shadow of care. Best of all, it promises 
to repeat the happiness of the past, and make it better in the future. 

It is that consecrated, adorable bald spot on the back of Theodore 
Thomas's head. M. E. C, '88. 

SONNET. 

Sometimes, methinks thine eyes are blue, dear love, — 

The sweet, uncertain blue of summer skies, 

When o'er the glad earth misty clouds arise 
And veil the wealth and depth of hue above; 
And then again methinks thine eyes are gray 

Like sober, clouded skies. I see thee weep 

For sadder lots than thine. Thy tears fall deep 
Within my heart, and wash all ill away. 
O shy girl-eyes, that change with every thought ! 

I take thee for my own and only sky, 
And pray sometime the veiling mists may part 
In rosy glow, by sunbeams backward caught ; 

And worthy made through love of thee, may I 
Know all the warmth and beauty of thy heart. 

Marjokie Evelyn Waxham. 

TRUE SELF. 

As the violet bloomed a cloud rolled by, 
And the earth grew damp with the cold spring rain, 
And the poor chilled violet sighed, " In vain! 

God did not want me. Too frail am I 

For His stern world. I've bloomed to die." 



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But as it shivered and drooped, the sky 

Grew close again, and in the brook 

Close at its feet the flower's bent look 
Caught a glint of blue. A low glad cry 
Broke from its heart, " 'Tis an angel's eye! " 

Enraptured it scanned the heaven's space, 

And never knew 'twas its own sweet face. 

Marjorie Evelyn Waxiiam. 

DAYS. 

It is calling day for ideas. They have come and come, made them- 
selves interesting for a few minutes, and gone. 

The road is arched with yellow and scarlet, a glory intangible and inde- 
scribable. In the sunlight it is consuming brightness ; in the shadoAV, the 
softened brilliance from a cathedral window. 

The trees and hillsides blend in a misty gray, and Lake Waban, reflect- 
ing either the hills or the leaden clouds, forms part of the total gray ness. It 
is an afternoon in November. 

It is a cold winter's evening. A sort of living gray which turns into 
darkness without growing dull is abroad. The houses by the road make 
their presence more and more felt. One by one the lights come out. 

It was early in the morning. Outside the window everything was cold 
and cheerless. Blueness possessed the earth. The distant hills were inky ; 
the scattered trees a leaden blue ; and the snow-covered fields a paler, 
colder tint. 

There has been beauty in the day. This morning the old flower man 
in the "center" smiled and bowed from behind his box of blossoms. This 
afternoon the first note of a bird came pure and clear from Tupelo. 

P. M. 

• THE LICHENS. 

" Now blotches rankling, colored gay or grim, 
Now patches where some leanness of the soil's 
Broke into moss or substances like boils." — Childe Roland. 

I made fast my skiff, leaving my sketching tools in the locker, and took 

my way along the silent wharf toward land. The fog was shutting down 

close, and the light was a failing grayness. Behind me the water lay still as 



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death. Plainly, it would have been impossible that night for me to reach 
the town where I had chosen to lose myself for a summer's sketching. I 
was glad, as I watched the increasing dimness, that I had decided to land at 
the unknown village just seen before the fog closed down altogether. The 
old wrecked pier seemed to stretch on unendingly before me, its land limit 
lost in the vagueness. One side had been broken down in winter storms, 
and the untiring wash had eaten away the earth filling, leaving a dreary 
skeleton of piles and beams. Not a craft, so much as a fishing skiff, lay 
alongside. As I went on there took shape out of the mist a stark, aban- 
doned building, once a shelter of goods of lading, now staring hollowly out 
upon the desolation with black, paneless windows. In the breathless still- 
ness I heard the splash of a fish leaping far out in the bay, and from land- 
ward a faint, distant chirr of crickets. 

I began to think I had been deceived in the gathering fog. The old 
hulk of a wharf could not be near the village I had caught sight of. If not, 
it would be foolish to enter the fog and darkness on a shore of which I was 
absolutely ignorant. Better to spend the night aboard the skiff, or in the 
old storehouse on the wharf. I paused, pondering. As the sound of my 
own footsteps ceased the utter, stagnant silence convinced me. No human 
life could be within reach. Lief or loth, I must go back. 

I had even turned to go before the dim mass against the gray depth of 
mist at my left 'began to take shape for me. Then I turned again, and, with 
a sudden dawning, approached it. I was right ; dim in the fog at the edge 
of the pier, with his face set to the drawn curtain of the mist, sat a man. 

I am not averse to solitude; but the sight of a living human thing in 
this place filled me, as I drew near him, with a sudden glad awakening. 
And then my mind was filled with wonder at him, at his stillness, at his 
choice of place and time. He did not turn or move at the sound of my 
approach more than if he had been carved of granite, and set there in the 
gray. The pleasant rousing within me died out. My speech held back 
strangely, and came at last in a voice chilly and unnatural. I spoke, and 
waited for my answer ; and from landward came the faint chirr of the crickets. 

At length he turned to answer me. He was bearded and bent, and his 
voice was like one heard from a distant ship. His face met mine as he 
spoke, but never his eye. In as few words as might be he told me that he 



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could find me housing ; and without question or comment rose to guide me. 
He walked a little ahead, a jointless stiffness in his bent knees. Something 
indescribable about him, apart from his own taciturnity and incuriousness as 
to myself, made me forbear to question him. 

Very soon I saw the blurr of lights here and there in the fog. Pres- 
ently we seemed to be in a street unlighted except as a glimmer came from 
this window or that. We turned in at a house set back a little among over- 
hanging trees. The old man knocked I0112; before we were admitted. 
Through a dim, mold-scented entry we came into a room, long and gaunt 
walled, where the lamp at one end only made darker, more ominous, the 
shadows at the other. The householder was an old man, with skin the color 
of oak leaves that hang all winter. His wife was somewhat younger, black 
haired and white faced, with a head too narrow and eyes too close set. Like 
my guide, neither spoke a word beyond what was needed, and each avoided 
my eye. My old conductor had not been a merry companion, yet I was 
sorry to see him go. 

Next morning early I looked from the window, curious if the weather 
were fair for leaving the place. I stared long, and once downstairs bar- 
gained with my host to keep my room for a week's sketching. For the vil- 
lage might have been that legend town that once sank into the earth, and 
now rises to the daylight once in a hundred years, it was so still and quaint. 
The street was so wide that the facing row of houses might 'have been half 
of another thoroughfare, the two completing ranks between swept away. 
The broad stretch was green except for narrow tracks at both sides. At 
each end was a graveyard, shaped to the outline of an antique coffin ; just 
beyond the landward one stood the mill, brandishing its arms in defense of 
the town ; near the seaward was a pond, where ducks were gossiping. The 
houses for the most part stood gablewise to the street, their doors opening 
upon the sidewalk. Some had roofs of unequally divided slope ; others an 
overhanging second story that brooded over the street, and the door beneath 
divided across. The whole place was quiet as the sunshine it lay in. Over 
it all was an air of aloofness and unchangingness that seemed to place it be- 
yond the world of actualities. 

The oddest, most captivating feature of the place, however, did not 
strike upon me definitely for some time.* Then I saw what it was chiefly 



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that gave the pervading air of hoary age. Trees, houses, fences, the mill, 
the gravestones, all were gray-bearded with a patriarchal growth of lichens, 
close-set, envious of every inch of foothold. Leaning out of my window in 
curious interest, my hand touched the long-shingled facing of the house, 
overlaid with a coating thick as swamp moss and soft with the night's damp- 
ness. Curiously noting, I saw the shutters of the long-disused room I slept 
in, the very wood of the sash, grayed over with a finer growth. I drew back 
into the room ; the breeze blew chilly from the water for all the sunshine ; 
my hand retained the dark* contact of the lichens it had rested on, and I 
shuddered a little as I turned. 

At breakfast I asked many questions, with no great result. The old 
man did not know why the lichens grow so thickly. When he was a 
boy they had not been so ; by little and little they had spread. As to 
the kind, they seemed the common sort ; I might see for myself. For 
himself he never thought of them. They did not disturb him, nor he 
them. Fruit trees? Perhaps they were not good for those; but he and 
his wife cared little for the apples, and no one bought them, so it mattered 
nothing. 

That morning I set out with enthusiasm for the sketching tools in my 

skiff, eager to try an effect so novel. By daylight I found that even the 

old wharf building, in the parts of it out of reach of the salt spray, was 

furzed over with the universal growth. I set up my umbrella and folding 

easel on a little slope facing the old mill. Before taking out my colors, I 

sat to watch awhile the turning mill sails. The unresting motion began to 

take color for me, after a time, as a futile attempt of the thing to leave the 

ground where it stood, like the effort of the wing-singed insect. I sat dis- 
cs o o o 

ding my mahl-stick into the ground and looking down the sunlit street. 
They had all had freedom once, the little gray houses now ranged so stol- 
idly. Year after year from disuse their wings had fallen away ; and now 
for their sin the lichens had come upon them. The mill alone still retained 
a little spirit to rouse from time to time to the old desire. The empty notion 
gave me a stupid pleasure, and I fell into a mood as idle. The rest of the 
morning I spent under a twisted apple tree, with overhead the sky and the 
shifting massed leaves, cool in shade depths, or translucent luscious green- 
gold in the sun. 



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In the afternoon it was no better. I wandered long with easel and 
sketch box choosing a place, until at length I came upon the old wharf. For 
the sake of a chest full of salt air I sat down. The bay was shaded from the 
richest sapphire through steel blue to pale lavender gray at the horizon. 
Outside it was dancing with a gentle breeze, but in the lee of the wharf it 
was calm and clear as glass. Looking in, I could see every black snail on 
the bottom, and all the goggling shrimps sunning themselves in row, head 
downward, on the sides of the stones, like inverted caryatides. At sunset I 
was still sitting there. 

The next day passed in much the same way. I made no sketches ; I 
did not even care to wonder at my own dalliance, I, usually so zealous a 
brush man. The day after I gave up pretending to carry my sketch box, 
left easel and mahl-stick and all in a vine-grown porch at the side, ready at 
wish. I noticed in passing how the envious lichens had found foothold even 
on the older growth of vine stems. Then I wandered off, unhampered, to 
my own idleness. 

For it remained unshared, as I found everyone's did. No one worked, 
in any seriousness of the word. The sternest labor that I saw was an odd 
hour's tilling or woodcutting, or an early haul of seines. For the rest, the 
people idled. And yet there was no pleasure. Each one frittered at trifles 
or lounged outright without companionship or interest. In speaking with 
them I found invariably a mental inelasticity, a slowness of comprehension 
even of the mere articulate sound of my words, such as I had never met with 
before. All of these things I found in the young people no less than in the 
old. All had the same sodden face, the same dull, evasive eye; and if there 
were any difference, it seemed to me that I found more lethargy, more still- 
ness in the young than in the old. 

That night I asked if I should be allowed to remain longer in case I had 
not made all the sketches I wished at the end of the week. My host said I 
might. Then his old parchment face, so heavy and mirthless, crackled into 
an uncouth smile so foreign to it, so unexpected, that I started; I believe, 
shuddered. 

"You will stay," he said. " Nobody ever goes away from here." I 
smiled at the time in appreciation of this unlooked-for humor. Yet after- 
wards it appeared to me that the saying might indeed have some seriousness 



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of meaning. It was perfectly probable that none of the townspeople ever 
did go away. The supposition was in keeping with their universal character. 
Moreover, it was inconceivable that they should be able to adjust themselves 
to life if they should leave the place. The first who tried would have re- 
turned, a warning to all others. 

I cannot tell how I spent the next week. I am only sure I made no 
sketches. The time passed with the rapidity of utter eventlessness that has 
no waymarks for hours or days. Day after day I grew more and more con- 
tent, less and less either unhappy or happy, — until there came a certain night. 

I roused slowly from a thick sleep, like stupor, with a nameless dread- 
ful sinking at the heart before I was fairly conscious where I was, or how it 
went with me. Then the whole sum of my days in the place passed before 
me ; all I had seen and known in them heightened to a hateful color, — a 
ghastly arrival, a dreary people, a horrible death growth of lichens over 
everything ; through it all a sense of my own time wasted there, that gathered 
and grew to the strength of remorse. I writhed and tossed in strange tor- 

DO D 

ment. Only let morning come and I would sail away from that stagnation 
forever. And so, calmer by the resolution, at length I fell asleep. 

But when I woke in the morning, day threw a different light upon the 
matter. The experience of the night looked a distorted fancy. There lay 
the town, calm in the sunlight, quaintly picturesque in its mosses — no such 
foul, mold-grown thing as it had seemed then. I recalled my wish to paint 
it, and after breakfast went to the old vine-grown porch. As I picked up 
my easel and mahl-brush they struck me with an unfamiliar air. Looking 
again, I saw they were spotted all over with fine gray patches. It seemed 
impossible, yet it was true. Closely seen the patches explained themselves, — 
the first formations of the omnipresent lichen growth. 

My stagnant week and troubled night had left me irritable and unnat- 
ural. The trivial circumstance took a color out of all proportion to its im- 
portance, and haunted me with a curious insistence all day at my painting, — 
desultory splashing that accomplished nothing. Coining home in the twi- 
light, however, I met something that put it out of my mind effectively. For 
in the street was a crowd, and beyond it smoke was rising : I was drawn by 
the odd magnetism the thing always has, and hurried to the strangest fire I 
ever have seen or shall see. 



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The crowd stood absolutely motionless before the ruin, now a smoking 
heap. There was not a bucket in sight, far less a hose tube. No furniture 
had been moved from the house ; nothing at all but a pitiful little heap of 
small things that lay in the street. With unstirred faces the people stood 
looking at the central figure, crouched alone on the ground in the midst. I 
knew him well, in spite of hair and beard half singed away. It was ray old 
guide of the first night, who had lived alone in the little box that lay in 
ashes. In trying to save his poor possessions he must have fallen into the 
flames. A piteous heap, rocking and moaning, he lay inside the semicircle 
of impassive bystanders. 

With sudden rage I dashed myself into the crowd to break through to 
him. 

" Curse you ! " I shouted. " Will none of you lift a hand to help the 
old man ? Are you all dead, that you stand by like corpses " 

There fell a silence so sudden and awful that I stood startled. Even 
the moaning ceased. And in that deathly hush every face turned upon me, 
and every eye, — for the first time, full upon me. I caught the eye of the 
man who stood nearest me, and my joints stiffened with horror that petrifies. 
His face was close to mine, and the eyes directed upon mine, but they saw 
nothing. They were lusterless as lead, vacuous and sightless and sunken. 
Frozen, blood and limb, struggling with the sound of my own breath, I 
turned my eyes from face to face of that silent crowd. May the crime never 
be committed that shall deserve such pain ! They stood, in the twilight, gray 
and rigid ; and I cannot tell how long the horror held me bound, and I stood 
looking upon them, and aging as I looked ; nor how soon the blessed cry 
came from my heart that broke that spell of agony. With the sound power 
came back to me, and I fled, never looking back, for always I felt those 
swarming eyes close behind, close behind. 

What on this imperfect earth could fill the place of the salt water? Its 
contact is a tonic ; its mere aspect no less, unfailingly vital and new and 
pure. The fresh westerly breeze, aromatic of salt marshes, blew on my face 
and hair as I sailed into the great outer bay. I wet my temples with the 
cool, live water that gurgled and rushed at the stern. Yonder over the hills 
(he moon was rising, and against the lighted sky far in the distance stood the 



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landmark steeple of my own town. Friendly in the dusk came out the well- 
known beacon of Meshaumuck. There I passed Coot Island, and there the 
Owl's Head ; and at last reached my own harbor, where the belated idle 
craft of a summer night one by one left tacking toward the open, and put 
back with me to the haven, a free wind following. 

M. H. S., '91. 

INDIAN SUMMER. 

There is a dreamy spring air, though the trees are bare and gaunt. 
The breeze bears a sweet odor, but in it is the fragrance of the dead, brown 
leaves that crackle under our feet. To-night a lingering summer sunset makes 
the quiet lake look warm as well as bright, but to-morrow the sky is heavy, 
and the brown leaves are covered with snow. This is Indian Summer. It 
comes and goes mysteriously, like the strange, fascinating people who lived 
here before us. But because it is so lovable and calm, the pious Acadians 
called it the Summer of all Saints. 

M. Y. H. 

CORRESPONDENCE. 

THE COLLEGE MISSIONARY. 

The "social settlement" idea is one to which no college girl fails to 
respond. Whether she has a hand in the work herself or not, she sympa- 
thizes with its spirit, and is glad to know what part Wellesley has in all 
that is being done in Rivington Street, or Tyler Street, or St. Mary Street. 
And all the college girls, new and old, ought to know, as they take up their 
college interests in the fall, that Wellesley, and hence every girl in Wellesley, 
has part in another work — or let us call it the same work — in another neigh- 
borhood, farther away, but as close in its claims upon our sympathy, if the 
fact of ignorance and need constitutes such claims ; for the women and 
children of India are no whit cleaner, nor healthier, nor happier than our 
poor neighbors in Boston and New York, and have a right to ask the same 
kindly help from us. There is a woman who has gone out to live among 
these people, to heal their bodies and civilize their homes, to comfort their 
hearts and help their souls, with all the fervor of a college settlement 



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worker, and at greater cost of sadness and isolation to herself. This woman 
stands in a peculiar relation to Wellesley, for she is truly the college agent, 
looking to those who are in college now not only for the salary which they 
agree to pay, but for support and assistance in the work which she always 
feels to be their work, carried on by her. The heartiest support would 
surely come if all could come into personal touch with her. Those who 
were here in the winter of '94-95 will remember her talk one Sunday even- 
ing in the college chapel just before she sailed for India, when she told 
what her plans for work were. Those who w r ere in college during the years 
1881-1886 will need no introduction to one whom they knew well in her 
student days. For the rest this is written, that to them also her personality 
may be a real thing and not only a name. 

Julia Bissell was born in India of missionary parents, so in going out 
as your representative she goes back to her childhood's home, and has all the 
advantages of an early knowledge of the language and the people. Like all 
missionary children, she came to this country to be educated. After a year 
or two at Mt. Holyoke Seminary, not then a college, her ambition led her to 
undertake college work, and she entered Wellesley in 1881. That she was a 
" prominent girl" those who were there in her day would agree ; and college 
girls know what qualities that fact implies. Strength and spirit, brains and 
good sense and good comradeship, — all these she was blessed with, and, 
better, with an earnestness and stability of character that made all honor 
her, and a warmth of affection that made her friends dearly love her. One 
of my earliest recollections of her is in the first days of Freshman recitations, 
when she read her Greek with a purity of accent and appreciation of meaning 
that brought an expression to the face of the professor such as any of us 
would have worked hard to w T in ; and one of the last recollections is of the 
Senior Tree Day, when she bestowed on an under class the few privileges 
that Seniors had then to give, in words that raised a laugh in both classes, 
but surely left no bitterness behind. And between these two, many memo- 
ries come of scenes in which she bore a prominent part ; for she was one who 
entered into college life in every phase, and enjoyed it to the full : a 
member of the Beethoven Society (for in those days there was no College 
Glee Club), of the Crew of '85 (there was then no 'Varsity Crew), of the 
Shakespeare Society (there was no other), President of the Missionary So- 



THE WELLE SLEY MAGAZINE. 27 

ciety, one of the first officers of the Christian Association, an enthusiastic 
student, a leader in all class fun. "Bright and brave" are the words that 
seem to describe best the impression she left on those who knew her; and 
brightness of intellect and wit, bravery and firmness in character, are the 
very qualities most essential for the kind of work that you have sent this 
woman to India to do. 

After graduation from the five years' musical course with the degree of 
B.A., in 1886, Miss Bissell went to India as a missionary, doing the work 
of teacher and helper in her old home. Then came a return to this country 
and medical study in Philadelphia. Afterwards, with the new degree in 
medicine and an experience of a year's practice in the Philadelphia Woman's 
Hospital, where she was granted somewhat more responsibility than usually 
comes to the newly graduated assistant, Dr. Bissell sailed for India, Decem- 
ber, 1894, as the Wellesley College Missionary. 

This is the worker. Of the work it is not possible to tell much in the 
space of a short article. You will listen, to hear of it, to the letters that will 
come now and then to the missionary meetings from Dr. Bissell herself. 
There are two people now in this country who have seen her in her home : 
Miss Abbie Child, who is lately returned from a visit to Ahmednagar, and 
Miss Nugent, who has been herself a missionary there. Possibly from one 
of them you may hear before the end of the year something of the conditions 
of her life. 

Only this needs to be said now. The medical missionary lives the life 
of a physician in this country, giving practically all her time to her patients ; 
but Avith all her immense practice, which some physicians in this country 
would be inclined to envy, she does not make her living, as she could here, 
from her fees. Her personal remuneration comes in the form of a fixed 
salary paid, in the case of Dr. Bissell, by you. Yet neither are the patients 
treated freely ; this would not encourage self-respect nor respect for the 
missionaries; but the meagerness of. the fees which can be asked of the poor 
people makes a self-supporting work impossible. A dispensary on a very 
modest scale is all that has as yet been opened, and here the people come, 
often in crowds, for treatment. The rent of the building, the cost of fur- 
nishings, the cost of drugs, etc., must be met, and should be met by the 
friends of the work in this country who have only money to give, and not 



28 THE WELLESLEY MAGAZINE. 

their own lives and skill. No one knows how much of Dr. Bissell's own 
.small salary goes into the running expenses of the -work ; hut this is known, 
that last April, one of the hot months when the missionary in India needs 
rest and a cooler climate, Dr. Bissell was not among the hills, where she 
should have been, but in Poona, a warmer city even than Ahmednagar, 
taking the place of a physician in charge of the Church of Scotland Mission 
Hospital, and earning money thus to put into her own dispensary in Ahmed- 
nagar. The reason for such a necessity may be asked in surprise. It is the 
old story of hick of contributions from the people in America, who feel that 
they are suffering from " hard times." Appropriations cut down fifty per 
cent means an actual curtailment of half the means of work, and if these 
were insufficient before, the result is appalling to the worker. Bright and 
brave she is still, willing to halve her salary and her vacation, and writing 
cheerful letters home ; but it is easy to read between the lines that in such 
circumstances it is sometimes hard to be bright or to be brave. If eight 
hundred Wellesley friends would be willing to share the burden and the 
sacrifice, the burden would become light and sacrifices scarcely necessary. 
Let these Wellesley friends make it literally true, as Dr. Bissell always in- 
sists it is true, that the work is theirs though done through her, by following 
it with intelligent sympathy and by standing ready to meet new needs with 
money gifts or other gifts. There is already a worker there of whom the 
College has a right to be proud. Then there might be a large work of 
which the College would also have a right to be proud, a center, in a needy 
neighborhood, of healing and of light. 

Eliza Hall Kendrick. 

Osaka, Japan, May 2, 1896. 



My dear Miss , 

Thank heavens, the microscope is found at last ! It had been lying 
unclaimed in the safe hand of a firm. I have still many things done before 
I can make claims effective, but I can assure you it is a great relief to know 
its safety. I do not know how to thank you for the gift, and beg to be 
forgiven for causing so much anxieties about it. 

Will you give me the names of the ladies who benevolently sent the 
invaluable article to us, so that I can tell my school of the gift and let them 



THE WELLESLEY MAGAZINE. 29 

thank you all. I wish the microscope was particularly mine (though wish- 
ing such a wish is surely full of sin), for then I might take it with me 
wherever I go and work, and am very sorry for it is not mine, because I am 
thinking to leave the school soon, and with the school the precious micro- 
scope I have to leave. 

There are so many kinds of flowers in bloom now and I have worked 
on several new ones with my simple microscope, and I am expecting to 
work on the flowerless ones before long with the precious compound one. 

Last Thursday we had a picnic down the seashore near the city, and 
we had such a grand time, I tell you ; and caught so many clams that it 
made my stomach ache for eating some. 

I shall write more when I get the microscope. 

T. Sugiye. 
Baikwa Jo Gakko. 

Osaka, Japan. 



30 THE WELLE SLEY MAGAZINE. 



EDITORIALS. 

i. 
Wanted, for the Bon-Swallows, Bon-fires ! 

ii. 

Suuely no day or generation has been more blessed than ours with clear 
and significant signs of the times. The placard in the basement window that 
announces "Borders wanted," the sign on Mrs. Rafferty's gatepost to let you 
know of "going out washin done hear," the more or less effective decoration 
of huge bowlders that might have been artistic features of the landscape, the 
gorgeous posters in the street cars, all tell one story while they tell so many. 
In these days, advertising is a part of any flourishing business. If a man 
doesn't advertise, something, is the matter. He does not always believe that 
when you tell him so, of course. But let him beware of the haughty spirit 
that goes before a fall, or of the weakness and obscurity that failure to keep 
up in the competition must bring. And even a man convinced that he must 
advertise is not always con vincible as to where it is best to put his money. 
Some take pages of the Sunday papers, and expend hundreds, from which 
they get no return after the first forty-eight hours. Some resort to calendars, 
bookmarks, buttons, as mediums. And some do advertise in the Wellesley 
Magazine. It is to this last-named class, readers all, that we wish to call 
your attention. 

They are not philanthropists, — at least not in this connection. They 
have made a business investment, and they want their money back. It 
remains with you to prove your interest in the Magazine, and, incidentally, 
to support the veracity of your agents, by doing your part toward this end. 
The firms represented are all reliable. They are certain to give to customers 
at least the same courtesy with which they meet advertising agents. We can 
assure you that you need ask nothing more. 

So we beg you to transact your business with the firms who ad- 
vertise in the Magazine, and in the one act benefit advertisers, Magazine, 
and self. 



THE WELLE8LEY MAGAZINE. 31 

in. 

The site and the architect for the new chapel have been decided upon, 
and we hope the foundations will soon be laid in terra firma. In June the 
Chapel Committee from the Board of Trustees chose four architects to. draw 
up four separate sketches for consideration in September. Certain common 
conditions were agreed upon by the architects. All the plans were to be in 
pen and ink or monochrome, on the scale of one eighth of an inch to a foot, 
and the perspective in all was to be the same, with views of the front ele- 
vation, rear elevation, ground plan, transverse section and cross section. 
The architects also agreed upon recommending for the site the plateau 
between the rhododendrons and Music Hall, and there, accordingly, the 
chapel will stand. In September the four plans were duly presented to the 
Trustees. The contract was given to Messrs. Heins & Lafarge, of New 
York. Mr. Lafarge is the son of the eminent painter and designer, Mr. 
John Lafarge, and those not familiar with the work of the firm may be in- 
terested to know that Messrs. Heins & Lafarge, although young men and 
in strong competition with the best architects in the country, have won the 
distinction of being engaged to build the new cathedral of St. John the 
Divine in New York. They will at once proceed to make definite designs 
for the chapel. 

IV. 

Congratulations to Ninety-eight ! They may yet become dis- 
tinguished ! For theirs will be the halo which we of older generations are 
fain to cast about the first senior class whose fathers and mothers may be 
invited freely, yes, even extravagantly, to Commencement exercises. But 
thrice happy is Ninety-seven, at length to fulfill its destiny by establishing a 
precedent ! For we shall be the first body of alumnte whose seats in chapel 
on Commencement Day have not been watered with the tears of disappointed 
home folk. Ours, therefore, will be the blessing of posterity, — a longer 
story, O Ninety-eight, than even the envy of one's predecessors ! 



One of the Free Press articles of last June seems to us important 
enough to demand republication at the beginning of the college year. It is, 



32 THE WELLE SLEY MAGAZINE. 

therefore, reprinted in the Free Press of this number. The article asks 
whether a girl can go through Wellesley on five hundred dollars a year, her 
clothes being furnished her in addition to this sum. That is, can she, 
ready-clothed, meet the incidental expenses of a course here with one hun- 
dred dollars a year, and not " feel shut out from the good times." 

The question suggests the larger one — What is the average expense of 
a year at Wellesley, exclusive of board and tuition? In some colleges the 
annuals give averages of general expenditures, or the official calendars give 
averages or minimums of such essentials as books, stationery, and washing. 
But neither the " Legenda " nor the Calendar of Wellesley has ever furnished 
such information, and we therefore propose that the students supply the 
deficiency through the Magazine. This will demand a generous response 
on the part of the students to our request for statistics. It will take some 
time, though we think not much, to look up one's accounts, or to come at 
the amount of one's expenditures by more indirect means. But if each stu- 
dent will meet us half way, and send us the information we ask for, we shall 
be enabled to make estimates of general interest to the College, and of real 
use to many outside. 

The general heads under which we would suggest grouping statistics of 
expense are : books; stationery of all sorts, and stamps; laboratory fees; 
washing; traveling expenses (not the cost of making home trips, but of the 
expeditions into town for pleasure or shopping, and of visits to friends in 
term time and vacation) ; dues and assessments for classes, athletic teams, 
the Christian Association, the College Settlements Association, the societies, 
the Concert Fund, and missions ; room furnishings, storage and express 
charges, table celebrations, house parties, post-office keys, and other 
miscellanies. 

Few students are called on to meet expenses under all these heads, but 
all are called on to meet some of them, and all can send us more or less de- 
tailed statements of them. Many girls keep accounts, and can estimate their 
expenses under the general heads given above, and even much more 
specifically. The more specifically the better, but the sum spent in bulk 
is also to our purpose. Girls who are on the allowance system can readily 
make such an estimate in bulk. Girls on the check system can add up 
their checks either from memory, or from accounts, or from information 



THE WELLESLEY MAGAZINE. 33 

which the "parent or guardian" will furnish. Girls on the allowance-plus- 
check system can employ all the memory devices mentioned above. Girls 
who have come to college with "just so much" to carry them through, can 
see how much of it they have spent each year. And girls who make their 
pin money while here, or have it given them, can count up their pickings 
and the gifts of the gods. In short, every student can, if she will, give us 
some needed statistics of expense. 

We do not ask that the statistics include the names of students or of 
societies. Class rank, however, and the names of all organizations, except 
those of the six mutually exclusive societies, should be given. 

VI. 

It is hoped that the November Free Press may contain many answers to 
the question of the girl with five hundred dollars for the college year. Her 
inquiry is earnest. It is about something she needs to know, and ought to 
know, and none but Wellesley students can answer her ; if we will not take 
the trouble, nobody else need try. It is boring, perhaps, to write a Free Press 
article uninspired by the smart of some recent injury or the ripening of some 
strong conviction ; but it is worth while to be bored in order to help this girl 
to know what her money will buy for her here, what it will not buy, and 
what she can have without it. 

VII. 

Evidently all members of societies are not aware that all correspond- 
ing secretaries are supposed to send notice to the Magazine of meetings 
which the society cares to have reported. If those who read this will make 
it their mission to repeat it to their respective secretaries, they may do 
themselves as well as us some service. For we hereby give warning that 
our patience and our shoes are worn out, and we will run no more after 
society notes. Those not received by the time the Magazine goes to press 
will not be looked up, but simply omitted until they make their appearance. 
Of course, when this does finally occur the notice will appear in the follow- 
ing issue. We never refuse news. However pass4 in our college world, 
they may be fresh to alumna?. Perhaps it is objected that the secre- 
taries do not know when the Magazine goes to press. But no matter if the 






34 THE WELLESLEY MAGAZINE. 

day of the departure of the manuscript is veiled in mystery. Notices sent 
immediately after meetings will he sure to catch the earliest train to the 
Magazine columns, and to appear in print promptly on schedule time. 
Notices not so sent must hereafter take their chances. 

Generalissima. 

FREE PRESS, 
i. 
Now that the busy days of opening and organizing are past, and the 
reaction is coming in the quiet routine of work, we begin to look about us 
for the bright faces whose names we have on our autograph card souvenirs 
of the Christian Association reception. After meeting you in the corridors 
so many times we count you not as strangers, but as those united with us 
in all our interests and activities. This unity is fostered and increased 
through our interest in the Christian Association. In this organization we 
seek to carry on the work in which so many have been engaged at home 
along the lines of the Christian Endeavor Society and Epworth League. 
Our Association, the one organized expression of Christian life in the 
College, will, we feel sure, be of help to you, and will, moreover, be in need 
of your support. We are starting in our new work with most earnest hopes 
for a successful year. To make this success as great as possible, will you 
not join in the work and fellowship? 

Cora Crosby, 

President. 

Edith Helen Ladd, 

Chairman Reception Committee. 
II. 

Did you ever meet a Harvard man who did not know the words of Fair 
Harvard? and did you ever meet a Wellesley girl who did know The 
College Beautiful unless she happened to be on the Glee Club? It was at 
the Christian Association reception this year that I discovered it to be my 
mission to bring this to the Wellesley student mind. 

1 was learning over the railing of the second floor center with a fair 
freshman who was eagerly listening for the first time to some of our Welles- 
ley songs. Suddenly she turned toward me and said enthusiastically : "O 



THE WELLE 'SLEY MAGAZINE. 35 

Bess, just as soon as we get home to-night I'm going to have you repeat 
the words of every one of those songs till I shall know them myself!" I 
blushed and stammered with the remark that "It would be a pleasure to 
me." How could I, a senior, confess to a freshman that I hardly knew the 
first verse of any of the songs? 

If you were to visit my room now, you would see in my mirror's rim 
the second stanza of " Alma Mater." That is as far as I have progressed 
yet, but stanzas will follow each other in quick succession till I actually 
possess the songs of Wellesley. 

It is a matter about which we should all think seriously. 

Anna Elizabeth Mathews, 
hi. 

The question has recently been asked me, " Can a girl go through 
Wellesley comfortably on five hundred dollars a year?" 

Students who are anxious to enter are debating whether they can afford 
to try it with only this amount to depend upon. The young girl who asks 
this question will have her clothes and traveling expenses outside this sum, 
but wishes to make five hundred dollars cover her hoard, tuition, books, 
stationery, heavy laundry, class dues and pin, missionary and other sub- 
scriptions. She wants to be able to enter into the general life of the College, 
and not to feel shut out from the good times. 

When we hear that the class boat costs into the hundreds of dollars, cap 
and gown more than ten dollars, class dues and social spreads and entertain- 
ments in proportion, it makes the girl who has to count not only her dollars, 
but her pennies, wonder if Wellesley is the place for her. 

There must be many students who can answer this question of expense. 

It will be a help to many would-be Wellesley girls of the best kind if it 
can be frankly and fully discussed in the columns of the Magazine. 

C. H. C, '84. 

BOOK REVIEWS. 

The Love Story of Ursula Wolcott, by Charles Knowles Bolton. 
(Lamson, Wolffe & Co., Boston and New York. Boards, $1.00.) 

This little volume tells the story of a young woman who dealt effectively 
with a shilly-shallying lover some hundred and fifty years ago. She accom- 



36 THE WELLE SLEY MAGAZINE. 

plished this by means of no feminine arts, but with a true New England 
directness delightful to witness. The young man failing repeatedly to 
make a satisfactory answer to the question, "What said you, Cousin Mat- 
thew?" — though, to be sure, he had said nothing, and she knew this per- 
fectl}' before he told her so, — this daughter and sister of Connecticut 
governors showed her executive ability by remarking that it was time he 
did. We do not need the introductory note to assure us that the legend 
is true ; no romancer would have given events precisely that turn. The 
story is told in blank verse, and two or three songs with a certain melody 
in them are introduced, though it is to be regretted that the New England 
maiden is made to sing of the skylark in these days of insistence on local 
color. An atmosphere of time and place is lent, however, by a digression 
upon the persecution of a heretical clergyman, — an incident of no other 
apparent relevancy to the story. The book is attractively dressed in a 
fittingly antique style, with heavy type, and illustrations in the manner of 
eighteenth-century woodcuts. 

Heather from the Brae, by David Lyall. Tyne Folk, by Joseph Parker. 
(Fleming H. Revell Company. Linen, 75 cents each.) These two books 
both belong to the school of Scottish dialect, although the second is, accurately 
speaking, a product of Northumberland, as its name shows. Through one 
and the other rings the echo of another man's success. "Tyne Folk " may be 
geographically distant from Thrums folk, and artistically still more so, yet 
their inter-relation is unmistakable. Heather grows hard by the bonny brier 
bush On the brae, though it never can reach to the quarter height of its grace- 
ful neighbor. Mr. Parker's book has a reason in itself for being, in the touch 
of dry humor and a certain zest of local flavor it possesses, in spite of injury 
done to rules, literary and logical. The writer has the gift to be at times 
amusing, although this gift is unsupported by literary method. The author 
of " Heather from the Brae" balances in just the other direction. He writes 
paragraphs, and his stories deal with the subjects suggested in their titles ; 
but through them all, though we may feel ourselves instructed ethically, we 
are unstirred emotionally. To be plain, we find ourselves in the position of 
those who read a book that is distinctly dull ; and we regret the existence of 
literary fads that bring into being much that would otherwise have remained 
quietly uncreated. 



THE WELLE SLEY MAGAZINE. 37 



BOOKS RECEIVED. 

Guide to the Study of American History, by Edward Charming, Ph.D., 
and Albert Bushnell Hart, Ph.D., Assistant Professors of History in Harvard 
University. Ginn & Co. A valuable book of reference, containing classified 
lists of sources and illustrative matter of all soi^s, treatment of various 
methods of teaching history, and a topical epitome of American history, with 
references given with their topics. 

Morceaux Choisis de Jules Lunaitre, by Rosini Melle. Ginn & Co. 

New Plane and Spherical Trigonometry, by Webster Wells, S.B. 
Leach, Shewell & Sanborn. 

La Princesse de Clives, par Mme. de la Fayette, edited by Benjamin F. 
Slidd, M.A., and Kendren Gorrell, M.A., Ph.D., Professors in Wales Forest 
College. Ginn & Co. 

The Student's Series of Latin Classics, The Story of Teiruns, from 
Vergil's ^Eneid, edited by Moses Stephen Slaughter, Ph.D. Leach, Shewell 
& Sanborn. 

Places and Peoples, edited by Jules Luquiens, Ph.D., Professor of 
Modern Languages in Yale University. Ginn & Co. 

English in American Universities, by professors in the English depart- 
ments of twenty representative institutions, edited by William Morton Payne. 
Heath & Co . Linen , $ 1 . 00 . 

EXCHANGES. 

The exchanges present their compliments, and regret that their prema- 
ture removal from the Magazine office by a well-meaning but uninstructed 
attendant necessitates their absence from this number. 

SOCIETY NOTES. 

On May 27 the Classical Society held a meeting for the election of offi- 
cers for the coming year. The following were the ones chosen : president, 
Julia D. Randall ; vice president, Harriet W. Carter ; recording secre- 
tary, M. Edith Ames ; corresponding secretary, Florence E. Hastings ; 
treasurer, Mary E. Pierce ; executive committee, Miss Fletcher, Annie 



38 THE WELLESLEY MAGAZINE. 

Barnard, Marcia H. Smith. The election of factotums was postponed 
until this year.* 

A programme meeting of the Classical Society was held on Saturday 
evening, September 26. The year's study of the classic drama began with 
the following programme : — 

I. Symposium. 

a. Latest news from Classic Lands. 

b. Some Greek Theatres : at Athens, Epi- 

daurus, and Aspendus .... Grace Chapin. 

II. Talk on the Development of the Attic 

Drama from the Festivals of Dionysus . Julia D. Randall. 

Miss Jennie Finn, '97, Miss Louise Wood, '98, Miss Mary Galbraith, 
'98, and Miss Helen Bogart, '99, were initiated into the Society. 

The regular meeting of the Shakespeare Society was held on September 
26, with the following programme : — 

Shakespeare News ..... Louise McDowell. 

Shakespeare's London ..... Bessie Sullivan. 

Town and Country Life in the Sixteenth Cen- 
tury ....... Emily Johnson. 

Dramatic Representation, Hamlet: Act V., 
Scene I. ..... . 

Shakespeare's Silence Geneva Crumb. 

Misses Julia Hill, Louise Orton, Joanna Oliver, Corinne Wagner, and 
Mary Spink, '99, were initiated into the Society. 

Mrs. Prince, Mrs. Rotherie, Miss Blake, '94, Miss Wellman, '95, and 
Miss Adams, '96, were present at the meeting. 

The Society of Tau Zeta Epsilon held its initiation on Saturday even- 
ing, October 3. Misses Helen Ordway, '97, Winifred Loughridge, '98, 
Bernice Kelley, Emily McClary, Ethel Norton, Lucile Reynolds, Olive 
Rosencranz, Grace Sutherland, Jessie Wagner, and Mabel Wood, of '99, 
were initiated into the Society. 

*The Editor begs leave to state that the omission of this notice in the June number was 
unfortunately unavoidable, since no notice was sent to the Magazine, and she was unable, in 
spite of much searching, to find the election list. 



THE WELLE SLEY MAGAZINE. 39 

Society Zeta Alpha held its first meeting on September 26. Miss Alex- 
ina Gait Booth, Miss Helen M. Burton, Miss Franc E. Foot, and Miss 
Jeannette A. Marks, of 99, were taken into the Society. Misses Cora Stew- 
art, Elizabeth Wood, Clara Willis, Emily Brown, Miss Hurll, and others of 
the alumnte were present. 

A meeting of the Agora was held in Elocution Hall, on Saturday even- 
ing, October 26. Miss Jessie Degen, '98, Miss Clara Brown, '99, Miss 
Mabel Bishop, '99, Miss Helen Davis, '99, Miss Martha Griswold, '99, Miss 
Carolyn Morse, '99, Miss Grace Phemister, '99, Miss Clara Woodbury, '99, 
Miss Olive Young, '99, were initiated. Miss Annie Cobb and Miss Eliza- 
beth Zeigler, '96, were present at the meeting. 

Society Phi Sigma held an initiation meeting in Society Hall, on Octo- 
ber 3. Alice Reeve, '99, Bertha Wetherbee, '99, Lucy Plympton, '99, 
Mary Pierce, '99, Adeline Putnam, Sp., Mary Goldthwaite, '97, Esther 
Tibbals, '99, Mary Miller, '99, and Edith Mooar, '99, were taken into mem- 
bership in the Society. Ethel Stanwood, '94, Theresa Huntington, '96, 
Josephine Batchelder, '96, Esther Bailey, '91, Alice Clement, '91, and Mary 
S. Wheeler, '94, were present at the meeting. 



COLLEGE BULLETIN. 

October 3d. — Barn Swallows. 

October 4th. — Preaching by Rev. J. E. Tuttle, of Amherst. 

October 8th. — Durant Memorial, Address by Mrs. Anna S. Tuttle. 

October 11th. — Preaching by Rev. J. E. Tuttle. 

October 17th. — Current Topics 4.15. Barn Swallows Gold Rally in 

barn at 7.30. 
October 18th. — Rev. Lyman Abbot, D.D. 
October 19th. — Concert, Organ Recital, Mr. Wm. C. Carl, of 

New York City. 
October 24th. — Agora, Gymnasium. Silver Rally. 
October 26th. — Evening, Silver Question, Edward Atkinson. 
October 31st. — 4.15 p. m. in Chapel. Free Coinage of Silver, Robert 

Treat Paine. Hallowe'en Celebrations. 



40 THE WELLE SLEY MAGAZINE. 



COLLEGE NOTES. 

The Main Building has been greatly changed during the summer 
vacation. The hospital has been moved to rooms directly over its old posi- 
tion. On the second floor a passage has been made through the old 
hospital to the gymnasium, so that the less agreeable approach through 
domestic hall need no longer be used. Two small dining rooms have been 
added also. The greatest change, however, has been in the placing of the 
offices. The general office is moved across the corridor to the room oppo- 
site on the south side ; the old general office is now devoted to the cashier ; 
the Dean's office has taken the place of the bookstore on the same corridor. 
The bookstore and post office are to be found on the west side of the first 
floor corridor next to the elevator. The offices of the President and Secre- 
tary are on the first floor center. 

The abolition of domestic work has made a good deal of difference in 
the daily routine of the students. We no longer either sweep corridors or 
forget to sweep them. Theoretically, at least, all of us who are in college 
buildings are the richer by two hundred and forty minutes every week. 
One of the pleasantest features of the new order of things, too, is that no 
more dining-room work is required of the students. In the larger buildings 
this change makes a greater difference in the saving of hurry, worry, and 
broken dishes, than in the cottages ; but the new order is welcomed alike 
by all. The change of the dinner hour from half past five to six, and the 
ending of all recitations at a quarter after four in the afternoon, are received 
with great favor also. 

Professor Sarah F. Whiting, Professor Willcox, and Miss Ella Will- 
cox are abroad for their Sabbatical year. 

Miss Cordelia Nevers, '96, is in charge of Fiske Cottage for the year. 

Miss Merrill, who has been an instructor in Mathematics at Wellesley 
for the last three years, is studying in Chicago University. 

Miss Margarethe Miiller, instructor in German, has returned to Welles- 
ley after two years of study -in Gottingen. 

Mrs. C. A. Ransom, for a number of years past cashier of Wellesley 
College, has resigned ; Mr. George Gould has succeeded her. 



THE WELLESLEY MAGAZINE. 41 

Miss Whitmove, who has been Health Officer in College Hall for two 
years past, is now at the head of the Maiden City Hospital. 

Miss Agnes Claypole is at the head of the department of Zoology in 
place of Miss Willcox, who is absent from college this year. 

Miss Katherine Conian, Professor of History and Political Economy, 
has returned from a year of residence abroad. 

Miss Cordelia Nevers, of '96, is about to publish a collection of Welles- 
ley verse. It is said that much of the best verse that has been written by 
students or by members of the Faculty will be reprinted in this book. Its 
publication is looked forward to with interest. 

Professor Maltby, of the Physics department, who has returned from two 
years at Gottingen, received the degree of Ph.D. from that university. This 
is the first time that this degree has been conferred upon a woman by a 
German university. 

Miss Margaret Sherwood, instructor in English Literature, is no longer 
in Wellesley. 

Mile. Helene J. Roth, formerly in the College French department, is 
teaching in Bradford Academy this year. 

Professor Denio has resigned her position in the History of Art depart- 
ment at Wellesley, to spend two or three years in foreign travel. 

Miss Virginia Schoonover, formerly of '96, has returned to college as a 
member of the Class of '98. 

Miss Eliza Craig and Miss Ethel Pennell, both formerly of '97, have 
returned to college this fall. 

The Class of '97 is to have no " Legenda." The class lists will, however, 
be published in pamphlet form early in the year, and sold in the bookstore. 

The Glee Club is organized for the year with the following members : 
first sopranos, Frances Hoyt, Bessie Jones, Amelia Ely, Mary Jauch ; second 
sopranos, Gertrude Bailey, Grace Sutherland, Margaret Merrill, Grace 
Bissell ; first altos, Philobell Robbins, Elizabeth Cheney, Mabel Wall, Lucile 
Reynolds ; second altos, Betty Scott, Florence Walker, Ethel Cobb, and 
Helen Cady. Miss Hoyt is the president of the Club, and Miss Margaret 
Merrill, leader. 



42 THE WELLESLEY MAGAZINE. 

The Christian Association held its annual reception for the Freshmen on 
the evening of September 21. 

At a meeting of the College Settlement Chapter on September 30, the 
following officers were elected : vice president for the Faculty, Miss Coman ; 
vice president for '97, Miss Crumb ; for '98, Miss Capron ; for '99, Miss 
Skinner ; for 1900, Miss Bissell ; and for the specials, Miss Converse. Miss 
Marks is secretary and treasurer. 

Mrs. Alice Freeman Palmer visited Wellesley on October 3, remained 
to the first Barn Swallows' entertainment that evening, and became a member 
of the club in the course of the meeting. 

The first social meeting of the Barn Swallows was held in the bam on 
October 3. The committee in charge of the meeting gave Miss Louisa 
Alcott's comic tragedy, "The Greek Slave," and an opera, "Bianca," of which 
the music was composed by the performers on the spot. Both of these plays 
are supposed to have been written by two of the "Little Women," Jo and 
Meg, and acted by them. The committee consisted of Helen Atkins, '97, 
Rachel Hoge, '98, Cora Russell, '98, Flora Skinner, '99, and Mabel Bishop, 
'99. A new committee, made up of two members from each class and one at 
large, is appointed to take entire charge of each meeting. 

The officers of the Barn Swallows for the year are : president, Mary E. 
Haskell, '97; vice president, Edna Patterson, '98; treasurer, Ethelwyn 
Grenell, '98 ; secretary, Emily McClary, '99 ; custodian, Rachel Hoge, '98. 

The Geology classes had planned an expedition to Winthrop on Monday, 
October 5, but the unpleasantness of the weather kept many at home. 
This is the first long journey which has been attempted by the students in 
Geology as yet. 

The Durant memorial service was held in the chapel on October 8. 
Mrs. Anna Stockbridge Turtle, of the Class of '80, gave the annual address. 
Her chief themes were Mr. Durant's carefulness of the little things, and his 
appreciative love of the beautiful, with his desire that the students should 
enjoy it also. 

The Class of '97 held its meeting for the election of senior officers Oc- 
tober 10, with the following results: vice president, Miss Shoemaker; 
recording secretary, Miss Shaw ; corresponding secretary, Miss Black- 



THE WELLE8LEY MAGAZINE. 43 

burn ; treasurer, Miss King ; historians, Miss Allen and Miss Colles ; fac- 
totums, Miss Gertrude Hall and Miss Piper ; executive committee, Miss 
Elizabeth Evans, Miss Hathaway, and Miss Crumb. 

The Class of '98 held its meeting for elections October 10. The fol- 
lowing is the list of the junior officers: president, Miss Patterson; vice 
president, Miss Goodwin; recording secretary, Miss Nellie Brown; cor- 
responding secretary, Miss Marshall ; treasurer, Miss Fordham ; histo- 
rians, Miss Sullivan and Miss Rachel Hoge ; factotums, Miss Sargent and 
Miss Rena Hall; executive committee, Miss Degen, Miss Irwin, and Miss 
Grenell. 

The sophomores gave a reception to the freshmen on Saturday evening, 
October 10. The first and second floor centers were decorated with the green 
and white of '99. Mrs. Durant, Mrs. Irvine, Miss Stratton, with Miss 
Plympton and Miss Helen Davis, the president and vice president of '99, 
received. Refreshments were served, the sophomores "gave their class song, 
and the Glee Club sang a number of the college songs. 

The Rev. Dr. Peloubet, of Auburndale, preached in the college chapel 
on Sunday, October 11. 

Professor Niles, Mrs. Niles, and Miss Fisher received the members of 
the Geology classes in the Stone Hall parlors on Monday evening, October 
12. The parlors and hallway were trimmed with autumn leaves, and re- 
freshments were served in the hall. In spite of the unpleasant weather a 
large number of guests were present. 

A meeting of the Barn Swallows was held October 14, and the follow- 
ing resolutions were passed : — 

I. Resolved, That we, the members of the Barn Swallows of Welles- 
ley College, offer our hearty thanks to the College Trustees for their kind- 
ness and generosity in opening the barn to the students for an assembly hall. 

II. That the Trustees have thus supplied a long-felt want in our 
college life, as is shown by the many uses to which the barn has already 
been put, viz. : — 

It has been used for indoor sports and gymnasium practice ; 
For a class reception ; 
For Tree Day rehearsals ; 



44 THE WELLESLEY MAGAZINE. 

. For class meetings ; 
For the Shakespeare play ; 
For the first Barn Swallow entertainment. 

III. a. That, since the barn in its present condition, without pro- 
vision for heating or lighting, is unfit for use by the students between 
the months of October and May; 

b. That, since the use of the barn is necessary to the continuation of 
the Barn Swallows, the membership of this club numbering already more 
than can be accommodated in the gymnasium or any other place of assembly 
in the College ; 

c. That, since we should regret to be obliged, for want of a meeting- 
place, to dissolve, or suffer to lapse, this club, which may become a power 
for good in the College life ; 

d. That, since we appreciate, however, something of the difficulties the 
Board meets in finding funds with which to fit the barn for winter use ; 

e. That, therefore, we engage, if the Trustees will provide for the 
heating of the barn, that we ourselves will pay for the putting in of elec- 
tric lights. 

IV. That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the Board of Trustees. 



ALUMNA NOTES. 

All alumnse are especially referred to Editorials IV., and VI. (on the 
new chapel, and estimates of incidental expenses at Wellesley) ; to Free 
Press article III. (on incidental expenses) ; to the beginning and the end 
of College Notes (changes in the College, and resolutions from the Barn 
Swallows to the Trustees about heating the barn). 

Mrs. Anna Stockbridge Tuttle, '80, visited the College on Oct. 8, for 
the purpose of delivering the address in memory of Mr. Durant. After 
the services the alumna? of this vicinity met Mrs. Tuttle in the Faculty 
parlor. 

Mrs. Edwina Shearn Chadwick, '80, spent a part of the summer at the 
College. She is teaching Literature in the Classical School for Girls in New 
York. 



THE WELLESLEY MAGAZINE. 45 

Mrs. Adaline Emerson Thompson, '80, and Mrs. Louise McCoy North, 
'79, took luncheon at the College on Oct. 7. 

Mrs. Carrie Soule Metcalf has returned from her year in Germany, 
and is again with her husband and son at Carleton College, Minnesota. 

Mrs. Sarah Woodman Paul, '81, has taken charge of the Kent Place 
School, in Summit, New Jersey. 

Miss Laura Jones, '82, has taken charge of a private school in Duluth, 
Minn. 

Mrs. Alice Upton Pearmain, '83, who served us so ably last winter as 
chairman of the committee appointed by the Boston Branch of the Associa- 
tion of Collegiate Alumnae to inspect the sanitary condition of the Boston 
public schools, has been chosen president of the College Club for the 
ensuing year. 

Mary E. Loveless, '83, is teaching in the Hatha way-Brown School, of 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

Miss Alice H. Luce, '83, is instructor in English at Bryn Mawr. 

Mary Christine Wiggin, '85, is teaching in Leavenworth, Kansas. 

Helen A. Merrill, '86, is studying Mathematics at Chicago University. 

Ada G. Wing, '86, is giving a course in Anatomy, Physiology, and 
Hygiene in the Woman's College of Brown University. 

Eliza T. Womersley, '87, has accepted a position in the AYoburn 
(Mass.) High School. Her subjects are English and French. 

Lucy F. Friday, '87, is teaching in the Pennsylvania College for 
Women in Pittsburg. 

Catharine McCamant, '87, is teaching in Blairstown, Penn. 

Jessie Allen and Adelaide Denis, both of '87, are teaching in Hosmer 
Hall, St. Louis. 

Mary E. Parker, '87, received the medal for the prize essay on Music 
from the American Institute of Normal Methods, Brown University. 

Miss Harriet Howe, '88, is teaching in St. Louis, Mo. 



46 THE WELLE SLEY MAGAZINE. 

Gertrude Willcox, '88, returned in July from a year in France. 

Elizabeth F. Abbe, '88, has been appointed Professor of Greek at 
Mount Holyoke. 

Jeanette Welch, '89, took her Ph.D. in Physiology, August 20, from 
the University of Chicago. She is now teaching in Duluth, Minn. 

Helen Holmes, '89, is teaching History of Education, Science, Occu- 
pations, and Psychology in Miss Wheelock's School, 284 Dartmouth Street, 
Boston. She was one of the kindergartners present at the Summer Institute, 
Martha's Vineyard. 

Miss Mary Stinson, '89, and Miss Helen Foss, '94, visited Miss Caro- 
line L. Williamson, '89, on their way to and from Colorado. 

Dr. Mary O. Hoyt, '89, made a short visit in Chicago, in July. 

Katharine Mordantt Quint, '89, who has been pursuing graduate courses 
in Greek and English Literature at Dartmouth College during the past year, 
received the degree of M.A. from that institution in June, 1896. She was 
also made an honorary member of the Class of 1846, to which her father, 
Rev. Dr. A. H. Quint, belongs, on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary, 
and was the first woman ever present at the Dartmouth Alumni Dinner. 
Miss Quint relates some of her Hanover experiences in an interesting article 
entitled " A Woman in a Man's College," which appeared in the Educational 
number of the Congregationalist, on August 15. 

Bertha E. Smith, '90, is teaching Greek and Latin in Metzger College, 
Carlisle, Penn. 

Evangeline HathaAvay, '90, has accepted a position in Mr. Volkman's 
Preparatory School for boys in Boston. She has charge of the English de- 
partment. 

Caroline E. Noble, '90, teaches another year at Hempstead, L. I. 

Mary Woodin, '90, is teaching Latin and Mathematics in Miss Dana's 
school, Morristown, N. J. 

Mabel A. Manson, '90, is teaching in the Portsmouth, N. H., High 
School. 



THE WELLE SLEY MAGAZINE. 47 

Alice M. Richardson, '90, spends a year in resting from her library 
work at North field. 

Grace Eastman, '91, is spending the winter in study. Her address is 
41 West 124th Street, New York City. 

Amy Mothershead, '91, is at Miss Dana's boarding school in Morris- 
town, N. J. 

Hattie L. Jones, '91, remains this year in the same position in the 
Jamestown, N. Y., High School. 

Mary E. Lewis, '91, who was last year in Chicago University, is this 
year teaching English at State University of South Dakota. 

Jane Weatherlow, '91, is teaching in St. Cloud, Mich. 

Grace Jackson, '91, spent the summer abroad. 

Blanche L. Clay, '92, is at her home in Boston, as last year. She is 
engaged in journalistic work. 

Maud Ryland Keller, '92, has taken charge of the English Literature 
department in Bradford Academy, Bradford, Mass. 

Mary Alice Emerson, '92, is teaching English in the Norwich Free 
Academy. Letters may be addressed to 32 Lincoln Avenue, Norwich, 
Conn. Vacation Address, 193 Warren Avenue, Boston. 

Mary R. Eastman, '92, is teaching in Miss Whit6eld and Miss Bliss's 
school in New York City. 

Gertrude Woodin, '92, is teaching in Greenport, L. I. 

Florence Wilkinson, '92, who spent the summer in the wilds of Canada, 
has been writing stories of the French Canadian life. 

The engagement of Mary Hazard, formerly of '93, to Professor Frost, 
of Dartmouth, is announced. 

The engagement of Florence Tone, '93, is announced. Miss Tone is 
preceptress of the Academy at Ellenville, N. Y. 

At the wedding of Clara S. Helmer, '93, Miss Lillian Helmer was 
maid of honor, and Miss Helen Hill, '92, Miss Louise Brown, '92, and Miss 



48 THE WELLESLEY MAGAZINE. 

"Winifred Augsbury, '95, were among the bridesmaids. Mr. and Mrs. 
Merrill are at home after November 1, at 188 30th Street, Chicago. 

Emily Howard Foley, '93, will teach this year. 

Minnie Alice Shepherd, '93, has accepted the position of lady princi- 
pal of the Wilkinson Female Institute, Tarboro, N. C. 

Alice Hamlin, '93, has been appointed Professor of Philosophy at Mt. 
Holyoke College. 

Nan M. Pond, '93, holds a position in the Peck Library, Norwich, Conn. 

Annie B. Tomlinson, '93, is acting as Secretary of the Brookline 
High School. 

Maria Alice Kneen, '93, is teaching Latin and Pedagogics in Atlanta, 
Georgia. 

Gail Laughlin, '94, is studying law in Cornell. 

Louise J. Pope, '94, who has spent the past year in traveling abroad, 
returned to this country in August. 

Edith Judson, '94, is teaching in the High School at Montclair, N. J. 

Caroline Fitz Randolph, '94, is to spend another winter in Berlin 
studying music. 

Blanche C. Staples, formerly of '94, has a position as governess in a 
Boston family. 

Elizabeth McGuire, '94, has private pupils at her home in Roches- 
ter, N. Y. 

S. Julia Burgess, '94, is teaching in the North Tonawanda, N. Y., 
High School. 

Mary K. Conyngton, '94, has returned to Fort Worth, Texas, for the 
winter. 

Helen R. Stahr, '94, retains her old position in the High School at her 
home, Lancaster, Pa. 

Miss Gertrude Angell, '94, is teaching Mathematics in the Buffalo 
High School. 



THE WELLESLEY MAGAZINE. 49 

Miss Helen Foss, '94, and Miss Edith Jones, '95, are teaching in a 
Methodist preparatory school recently opened on Arch Street, Philadelphia. 

Miss Elizabeth Bartholomew, '94, is teaching in the Chevy Chase 
School, Washington. 

Mary K. Isham, '94, has joined the ranks of teachers. 

Miss May D. Newcoinb, '94, was camping with Mrs. Charlotte Allen 
Farnsworth, special, '89-91, and party at Estes Park, during August. 

Clarissa White Benson, '94, is teaching Latin in the Columbus, Ohio, 
High School. 

Clara M. Kruse, '94, spent some weeks at the Amherst Summer School. 
On her way back to Colorado, she spent August 20 at the College. 

Helen Drake, '94, is studying music in Albany. 

Edith L. P. Jones, '95, is teaching Greek and Latin in the Philadelphia 
Collegiate Institute for Girls. 

Elizabeth R. Waite, '95, is acting as Assistant in the High School at 
Barrington, R. I. 

Helen J. Stimpson, '95, is teaching Greek and French in the High 
School of Holden, Mass. 

Julia Phelps, '95, has accepted a position as preceptress of the Andes, 
N. Y., Academy and Union Free School. 

Sophie Voorhees, '95, is teaching Greek and Rhetoric in the Auburn, 
N. Y., High School. 

Frances Hildreth, '95, has a position in the Bangor, Me., High School. 

Ina M. Chipman, '96, has charge of the Scientific department of the 
Ladies' College, Hamilton, Ontario. 

Jessie Evans, '96, is teaching in the High School of Greenwich, Conn. 

Grace Woodin, '95, is teaching in Elizabethtown, N. Y. 

Cornelia Huntington, '95, attended the General Conference of Christian 
Workers at Northfield this summer. 



50 THE WELLESLEY MAGAZINE. 

Alice Campbell is teaching in the Mil ford, N. H., High School. 

Mabel Wellman has a position as teacher of science in the Brookline 
schools. 

Alice C. Howe is teaching Mathematics in the Concord, Mass., High 
School. 

May Cannon, '95, is teaching Physiology in the Fitchburg Normal School. 

Iza B. Skelton, '95, has accepted a position as teacher of Mathematics 
and Physics in the Creal Springs, 111., College. 

Bertha March spent the summer in Wellesley village. 

Elizabeth A. Stark, '95, is back at the College as assistant in the General 
Office. 

Miss M. Gertrude Wilson, '95, of the department of History in Emma 
Willard School, Troy, N. Y., has been spending two weeks with Miss 
Grace Woodin, '95, vice principal in Elizabethtown High School, 
Elizabeth town, N. Y. 

Grace Caldwell, '95, remains in the same position in the High School at 
Plainfield, N. J. 

Helen M. Kelsey, '95, is back at the College as assistant in the English 
department. 

Josephine Thorpe, '95, is taking graduate work in English Literature at 
the College. 

Grace Waymouth, '95, has joined the training class in Brookline, Mass. 

May Merrill, '95, is teaching in Woodstock, Vt. 

Alice Hunt, '95, is teaching in Mrs. Meade's School, Norwalk, Conn. 

Sarah E. Capps, formerly of '95, and Edith Capps, formerly of '96, are 
studying at Chicago University. 

Mary H. McLean, '96, is teaching English Literature in the Haverhill, 
Mass., High School. 

Mary Edith Raines, M.A., '96, is teaching Latin and Literature in a 
boardins; school in Irvinston, Cal. 



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Theresa Huntington, '96, has been appointed instructor in Gymnastics at 
the High School in Milton, Mass. 

Joanna S. Parker, '96, has assumed the management of a school for 
children at her home in Atchison, Kansas. 

Ada Belfield, '96, is teaching at a private school in Chicago. 

Mary Hefi'eran, Elizabeth Snyder, and Alice Schouler, '96, are spending 
the winter at home. 

Martha Shackford, '96, is teaching in Conway, N. H. 

Virginia Sherwood, '96, is teaching Mathematics and English in a private 
school in Rochester, N. Y. 

Elva H. Young, '96, is studying law at Cornell University. 

Prudence Thomas, '96, is teaching Greek in Science Hill, Shelbyville, 
Kentucky. 

During the opening days of the term Clara Keene, '96, was at the college 
assisting in the work on the schedule. 

Cornelia Janssen, '96, is teaching German and English in the High School 
of Westerly, R. I. 

Grace E. Morgan, '96, is teaching in the Amherst High School. 

Myra L. Boynton, '96, is teaching science in the High School of Methuen, 

Mass. 

Louise McNair, '96, has a position in Hosmer Hall, St. Louis, Missouri. 

Bessie Gray Pierce, '96, is acting as assistant in the Lincoln School of 
Wakefield, Mass. 

Lucy C. Mott, '96, has accepted the principalship of a church boarding 
school in Ashland, Kentucky. Miss Bogardus, '96, is her assistant. 

Edith Whitlock, '96, is teaching in Mrs. Mulholland's School in San 
Antonio, Texas. 

Evangeline Kendall, '96, is principal of the High School in South Windsor, 
Conn. 



52 THE WELLE 'SLEY MAGAZINE. 

Cora F. Stoddard, '96, is teaching Latin and French in the Middletown, 
Conn., High School. 

Elizabeth S. Adams, '96, is at the Boston Training School. 

Abbie L. Paige, Adah Hasbrook, and Annie E. Cobb, all of '96, are at 
the Brookline Training School. 

Cordelia C. Nevers, '96, has charge of Fiske Cottage. 

Flora M. Crane, special, '89, has an appointment in Pleasant Hill 
Academy, Pleasant Hill, Tenn. 

Mary Elizabeth Hart, special, '92-94, has a position as teacher of Biol- 
ogy in Western College, Oxford, Ohio. 

Edith Sawyer, special, '92-95, spent Sunday, October 4, at the 
College. 



<irn TV TVTpT'rimnn anAPisi.l '94— Hfi is in nimi 



Clara D. Merriman, special, '94-96, is in charge of the English depart- 
ment of the Indian School in Carlisle, Pa. Carlisle has the largest Indian 
school in America. 

Lucy B. E. Willcox, special, '90-95, is to have charge of Dickinson 
House, Lawrenceville, N. J., where her brother is master in Greek. 

Mabel A. Carpenter, special, '93-95, has a poem entitled "Reality" 
in the New England Magazine for July. 

Hattie E. Moore, special, '93-96, is teaching in Froebel Academy, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Florence Foster, special, '83-85, has been appointed principal of the 
Prospect Hill School, in Greenfield, N. J. 

The following members of '96 have visited Wellesley since the open- 
ing of college : Emily H. Brown, Martha A. Bullis, Edith E. Butler, Annie 
E. Cobb, Helen F. Cooke, Isabella II. Fiske, Frances G. Hershey, Ethel L. 
Howard, Clara R. Keene, Amy S. Lane, Anna K. McChesney, Mary H. 
McLean, Louise McNair, Abbie L. Paige, Clara A. Sizer, Elizabeth R. 
Snyder, Mary A. Woodward, Edith E. Wyllie, Elva H. Young. 

The freshman class, 1900, numbers among its members sisters of the 
following former students : May Cannon, '95 ; Edith Capps, formerly of 



THE WELLE8LEY MAGAZINE. 53 

'96 ; Mary Chase, '96 ; Frances Lance, '92 ; Alice Norcross, '95 ; Bertha 
Rockwell, special, '93-94; Bessie Rogers, special, '92-96; Cora F. Stod- 
dard, '96. 

The graduate department has this year among its members the following 
alumnae: Mrs. Helen Womersley Norcross, '80; Hester D. Nichols, '84; 
Mary C. Mosman, '86 ; Edith A. True, '87 ; Clara M. Keefe, Harriet R. 
Pierce, '88 ; Margaret E. Hazen, '91 ; Frances E. Lance, '92 ; Gertrude Bige- 
low, Alice Reed, '93 ; Roxana H. Vivian, Mary H. Holmes, Carolyn Peck, 
'94 ; Gertrude B. Smith, Josephine Thorpe, '95 ; Josephine H. Batchelder, Al- 
zora Aldrich, Mary F. Davenport, Annie M. Robinson, Grace B. Townsend, 
Annie K. Tuell, Elizabeth Ziegler, '96. 

Mrs. F. W. Case is at present Resident Secretary of the Woman's Edu- 
cational and Industrial Union of Columbus, Ohio. Her address is 64 South 
Fourth Street. 

REPORT OF NEW YORK COLLEGE SETTLEMENT. 

September brings a lull in the activity of the New York College Set- 
tlement. The winter classes do not begin until October. The summer 
home at Mount Ivy was closed on the 9th of September, after a very happy 
summer for both guests and hostesses. The visitors were particularly de- 
lighted with the freshness and cleanness of all the furnishings of the new 
house. 

During the vacation painters and paper hangers have been busy at 95 
Rivington Street, with very gratifying results ; while the dining room re- 
joices in the acquisition of one of Hopkinson Smith's Venetian water colors. 

The Settlement is fortunate in retaining six of last year's residents, 
including the Head Worker and Assistant Head Worker, the music teacher, 
and the kindergartners. 

The Philadelphia Settlement, for eight weeks during the summer, received 
ten children each week into its summer home at Kennett Square. In addition 
to this, parties from the Settlement were entertained at Bryn Mawr and 
Swarthmore Colleges. 

Through the summer months band concerts were given every Friday 
evening in a small park adjoining the Settlement House in Philadelphia. 



54 THE WELLE '8 LEY MAGAZINE. 

The space was lighted by gasolene lamps, and benches were arranged for the 
accommodation of those who wished to rest while listening. About five 
hundred people each night took advantage of these open-air concerts, some 
lingering for a short time, while others, oftentimes with sleeping children in 
their arms, remained until the last note sounded. 

The results of the first nine months at the Philadelphia Settlement 
Kitchen were very encouraging. The receipts for the month of June were 
$497.60, as compared with $230.38 in January. These figures are remarkable 
when it is remembered that the average purchase amounts to about ten cents. 

A class for the study of practical sociological subjects has been organ- 
ized at the Philadelphia Settlement. Informal lectures will be delivered by 
men and women qualified by both theoretical and practical training, to speak 
on their various subjects. The lectures will be followed by discussion and 
class work. 

The Western Wellesley Association held its annual meeting in Chicago, 
at the Wellington Hotel, on Sept. 14, 1896. Owing to the bad weather the 
number present was not as large as it has been in previous years. At a 
short business meeting, which preceded the banquet, the question of consol- 
idation with the Chicago Wellesley Club was discussed, and a committee to 
take charge of the matter was appointed, consisting of the president and 
secretary, and a charter member of the Association. It was voted that the 
officers of this year hold their positions for another year. The officers are : 
president, Miss May Pitkin, '95; first vice president, Mrs. Fred. S. 
Tyrrell ; second vice president, Mrs. V. Crain-Moller, '88 ; corre- 
sponding secretary, Miss Christine Caryl, '95 ; recording secretary 
and treasurer, Miss Alberta Baker, '96 ; annalist, Miss Florence 
Foley, '97. At 2 o'clock the members and guests sat down to a banquet. 
After the menu toasts were responded to as follows : " Art in the Public 
Schools," Miss Ellen Starr, of Hull House ; " Social Obligations of an Edu- 
cated Life," Professor Graham Taylor, of Chicago Commons; "Some An- 
thropological Experiences," Professor Frederic Starr, of the U. of C. ; 
"The Annals of the College Year," Miss Julia Lyman, '96. Among the 
out-of-town guests present were Miss M. J. Beattie and Miss D. B. 
Emerson, of Rockford, 111. ; Miss Tuck, of Philadelphia; Miss Merrill, of 



THE WELLESLEY MAGAZINE. 55 

Milwaukee, and Miss Florence Foley, of Lincoln, 111. Among the others 
present were : Mrs. Dr. Loeb, Miss Ada Belfield, Miss C. Williamson, Miss 
E. C. Brooks, Miss M. A. Davis, Miss C. Caryl, Miss Olive Ely, Miss Ely, 
Miss Gertrude Willcox, Miss Julia Lyman, Mrs. L. C. Weare, Miss 
Pitkin. The banquet was followed by an informal reception. 

The annual reunion of the Maine Wellesley Association was held at 
Riverton Park, Portland, September 3. After a sail up the beautiful 
Pasumpscot River, lunch was served in the Casino. Evangeline Hathaway, 
'90, was toastmistress. The following responses were made : " Wellesley of 
Yesterday," Isabelle Clark, '80 ; " Wellesley of To-day," Mabel Wood, '99 ; 
"Wellesley of To-morrow," Ethel Norton, '99 ; "Maine Wellesley Associa- 
tion," Alice Lord. At the business meeting the following officers were 
elected : president, Mrs. Mina Rounds Murchie, '87 ; vice president, Kate 
Nelson, '95 ; corresponding secretary, Addie Bonney, '94 ; recording secretary, 
Gertrude Tiramons ; executive committee, Isabelle Clark, '80, Miss Libbey, 
Mabel Wood, '99. Much enthusiasm was manifested by the members of the 
Association. It has been decided to organize Wellesley Clubs throughout 
Maine in addition to the State Association. 

MARRIAGES. 

Ahlers-Gilman. — In Wellesley, Mass., July 8, Miss Mary Russell 
Gilman, '88, to Prof. Louis A. E. Ahlers. At home, Colorado Springs, Col. 

Rogers-Slater. — In South Hadley, Mass., June 18, Miss Elizabeth 
Slater, '88, to Mr. George B. Rogers. At home, Exeter, N. H. 

Kohlmetz-Bothwell. — In Albany, N. Y., September 24, Miss Alice 
Gray Bothwell, '90, to Mr. George W. Kohlmetz. At home after November 
1, 181 Taylor Street, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Belden-Burr. — In Tread well, N. Y., July 1, Miss Lillian Burr, '91, to 
Mr. Frank Orson Belden. 

Herrick-West. — In Rome, N. Y., July 22, Miss Flora May West, '91, 
to Mr. Newtpn Jay Herrick. At home, Canajoharie, N. Y. 

Ward well-Morgan. — In Boston, September 2, Miss Lucy Belle 
Morgan, '92, to Mr. Charles Henry Wardwell. At home, Dunklee Street, 
Newton Highlands, Mass. 



56 THE WELLE8LEY MAGAZINE. 

Merkill-Helmer. — In Chicago, 111., September 15, Miss Clara Sey- 
mour Helmer, '93, to Rev. William Pierson Merrill, brother of Miss Helen 
A. Merrill, '86. 

Murray-Winton. — At Birchwood, Saranac Inn in the Adirondacks, 
September 2, Miss Katharine May Winton, '93, to Dr. Gilbert D. Murray. 

Small-Black. — In Adelaide, N. C, August 3, Miss Isabella Black, '94, 
to Mr. E. Onslow Small. 

Herrick-Kellogg. — In Kenwood, N. Y., Aug. 20, 1896, Miss Elea- 
nor N. Kellogg, '94, to Mr. Paul Bernard Herrick. 

Potter-Pierce. — August 12, Miss Millicent Louise Pierce, '94, to 
Mr. James Tracy Potter. At home, after November 1, Lawrence, Kan. 

Blackburn-Sherwin. — In Denver, Col., August 28, Miss Annette 
Sherwin, formerly of '94, to Mr. William Henry Blackburn. 

Gordon-Watson. — In Lawton, Mich., September 15, Miss Florence 
Opal Watson to Mr. Charles Gordon. 

Lewis-Baker. — In Boston, September 23, Miss Elizabeth Baker, for- 
merly of '98, to Mr. William H. Lewis. At home, after January 4, 14 
Allen Street, North Cambridge. 

Renfrew-Spaulding. — In Haverhill, Mass., June 3, Miss Marjorie 
Wellington Spaulding, special, '98, to Mr. Levi Brown Renfrew. At home 
Wednesdays, after July 8, at Bonnie Brae, Adams, Mass. 

Johnson-Lord In Calais, Me., July 15, Miss Carolyn Mae Lord, 

special, '97, to Mr. Franklin Winslow Johnson. At home Wednesdays, 
after September, Waterville, Me. 

Raymond-Hovey. — In Newburyport, Mass., September 15, Miss Clara 
Louise Hovey, special, '92-94, to Rev. Royal Raymond. At home, South- 
port, Conn. 

Edgett-Torrey. — In Somerville, Mass., September 15, Miss Evelyn 
Torrey, special, '90-94, to Mr. Edwin Francis Edgett. At home Tuesdays, 
after November 1, 399 Elm Street, West Somerville. 



THE WELLESLEY MAGAZINE. 57 

BIRTHS. 

October 3, 1896, at Chicago, 111., a daughter, Margaret Clark, to Mrs. 
Mary Zimmerman Fiske, '85-87. 

June 27, 1896, at Stoneham, Mass., a son, Francis Edwin, 3d, to Mrs. 
Etta Parker Park, '90. 

September 6, 1896, at Trebeins, Ohio, a son, Frederick Trebein, to 
Mrs. Elizabeth Trebein Flynn, '93. 

August 20, 1896, at Newton Centre, Mass., a daughter, Margaret Sum- 
ner, to Mrs. Alice Jones Shedd, '93. 

May 17, 1896, at Dayton, Ohio, a son, Brainerd Alden, to Mary Colby 
Thresher, '94. 

DEATHS. 

In New Mexico, in May, 1896, Mrs. Morton, formerly stewardess of 
the College. 

In Sandusky, Ohio, July 6, 1896, the father of Mrs. Maryette Goodwin 
Mackey, '87. 

In Boston, March 28, 1896, Mrs. John E. Parker, mother of Etta Par- 
ker Park, '90. 

In New London, Conn., May 27, 1896, Ella Richardson, sister of Alice 
M. Richardson, '90. 

Last spring, the father of Mary Woodin, '90, Gertrude Woodin, '92, 
and Grace Woodin, '95. 

In Selma, Ala., in July, 1896, Miss Katherine Holley, formerly of '92. 

September 9, 1896, Mr. Daniel Bullard Pond, father of Nan M. Pond, 
'93. 

October, 1896, the father of Sarah Ellen Capps, formerly of '95. 



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^^ tT\ f^f^Q All the latest styles in Narrow, Medium, 

* * * ' and Wide Toes. Special attention given 
to making shapes recommended by leading surgeons. Button 
and Lace Boots and Oxford Ties, in Black, Russet, and Patent 
Leather. The largest assortment of Bicycle and Tennis Goods 
to be found in Boston. Party Boots, Shoes and Slippers in 
great variety. 



Discount to 

Faculty and Students of 

Wellesley College. 



T. E. MOSELEY & CO., 

469 Washington Street, Boston. 



Joel Goldthwait & Company, 

Oriental Carpets and Rugs. Axminsters, Wilton and 

Brussels Carpets. 

We are now ready to show the finest line we ever opened in 

Foreign and Domestic Carpets. 

All new in style, and adapted to the present furnishings. 
Our own special patterns. Our open stock is full at prices lower than ever. 



Joel Goldthwait & Company, 



Near Cornliill. 



163 to 169 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. 



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In every department of our store we allow Wellesley Professors and 
Students a discount, generally 10 per cent. 

We deliver all goods free of express charges at Wellesley College and Dana Hall. 



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During the year you will notice many attractive goods which your friends at home 
uld be glad to see. We shall be glad to send samples at your request. 

Dress Goods, Hosiery, Neckwear, Millinery, 
Underwear and Art Embroideries 

perhaps some of the departments most interesting to students, but the discount applies 
ivery department. 

R. H. STEARNS & CO. 

Tremont Street and Temple Place, - - BOSTON, MASS. 




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GEO. A. PLUMMER & CO. 

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Ladies' and Children's 

Specialty Garment House. 



Young Ladies' Coats, Suits, 
Wraps, Fur Capes, Rain-proof 
Garments, Silk Petticoats, 
and Tea Gowns. 



The Latest Paris and Berlin Novelties 

Always in Stock at 
Moderate Prices. . . 



531 and 533 Washington Street, Boston 

Next door to Boston Theatre. 



Frank Wood, Printer, Boston.